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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) 2014 Practice Teaching Symposium will be of interest to Practice Teachers, On-site Supervisors, Tutors and Service Users with an interest in social work training and development. The event will be held on Tuesday 9th September 2014 in The Great Hall, Queens University Belfast…
Social work students have been given the chance to work with residents as part of a new pilot scheme in County Durham. Nine students from New College Durham took part in Mending the Gap, an eight-week pilot which saw them team up with parents at the Riverside Children's Centre in…
A new report has highlighted the positive impact of the new early years degree-level qualification for leaders and managers of the early years and childcare workforce in Scotland. The report Knowledge, Confidence and Leadership: Childhood Practice in Action was published this week by the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC). The…
The fourth day of Social Care Week aims to highlight good practice and continuous learning across the sector in Wales. Today will also see the launch of both an e-learning module for managers as well as a Safeguarding app to support people working and volunteering in social care and early…
Social workers on the Child Care Programme at Queens University Belfast help develop new parenting capacity assessment framework. Professional in Practice (PiP)- the NI Social Work Professional Development Framework (previously known as the PQ Framework) is aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of social workers, to support their development…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) are hosting a series of free lunchtime seminars highlighting new initiatives, new research and outcomes from reviews that are relevant to social work and social care. Tuesday 23 September 2014 - ‘A Model of Reflective Practice for Social Work in Northern Ireland’ -…
The Department of Health (DH) are continuing to provide funding support for the ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) for the 2014/15 financial year for employers of social workers in adult services. The overall budget for supporting employers has been maintained but the funding model for 2014/15 has changed…
Skills for Care, and the National Skills Academy for Social Care (the Skills Academy), have completed their merger joining forces this week. The merger of the sector skills council for the adult social care workforce in England and the membership organisation dedicated to developing leadership at all levels means 17,000…
Applications are being sought for a 1+3 Collaborative PhD Studentship beginning on 15 September 2014 funded by the Economic and Social Research Council through the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. This project involves an exciting collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the City of Edinburgh Council and Scotland’s Risk…
Following the launch of the new Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have reviewed the Modern Apprentice (MA) Frameworks in social services in Scotland. The review included developing support materials on core skills for providers, candidates and employers. These support materials are now available as iPad…
The new Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Act 2013 came into force last month and there are a new suite of materials and resources available to support it's launch. You can find the statutory guidance to accompany the legislation here and there are a range of supporting apps available for free…
A free phone app to help social workers in England plan and evidence their professional development via their tablets and smart phones is now available to download for Apple and Android devices. The app was created by TCSW and Skills for Care and Development (SfCDUK), with co investment from the…
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