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Following on from the successful regional bespoke 'Commissioning Now' programme, Skills for Care has today announced the launch of a national programme focused on supporting people in commissioning roles. The programme aims to help you develop knowledge and networks in commissioning for better outcomes and is designed for those people…
Around one in three parents do not know if their child is being taught by a qualified early years teacher, according to a poll. The majority of mothers and fathers would rather their youngster was taught by someone who specialises in early years education, while many think that ministers should…
New open access learning resources for social workers, safeguarding leads and health and social care practitioners, provide information and guidance on how to recognise and respond to coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate or family relationships. Five in-depth case studies describe situations of controlling and coercive behaviour with learning activities…
The University of Sussex has teamed up with East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council and the University of Brighton to launch a new teaching partnership. The South Coast Regional Centre for Education (SCRC), which has secured funding from the Department for Education, focuses on delivering excellent social…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. The study will explore how new social workers develop in their early careers and the SSSC are asking all NQSWs who registered in 2016 to fill…
Skills for Health, Health Education England, and Skills for Care have announced the launch of a new Core Skills Education and Training Framework for the mental health workforce, with the aim of increasing the quality and consistency of care in mental health services. The Department of Health commissioned the framework…
Skills for Care are encouraging large national organisations and lead organisations of employer led partnerships to apply to the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) to help develop the skills and knowledge of their workers. WDF has already helped thousands of employees towards the costs of workers completing adult social care qualifications…
The House of Care (HoC) Programme in Scotland has published a learning report that captures stories from people living with long term conditions and staff from across Scotland who have been involved in collaborative care and support planning conversations, and in wider person centred approaches. This learning report shares stories…
Social work is characterised by its ability to see the individual within the context of their family, their community and the wider society. Legal knowledge and an ability to understand how and when to intervene are both necessary and appropriate in forensic settings. This makes social work an essential element…
The Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scottish Government has issued a call to all social service workers to participate in their digital knowledge survey. To make it easier for you to access digital knowledge, the survey aims to help understand: which national websites you currently use to…
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport Vaughan Gething AM is today launching a new training resource that will help provide better, more consistent care and support for people with dementia in Wales. 'Good Work: A Dementia Learning and Development Framework for Wales' has been developed in partnership by the…
Wales Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has announced his intention to establish a new body to oversee strategic workforce planning, workforce design and education commissioning for NHS Wales. The working title for this organisation will be Health Education Wales (HEW). The announcement is the culmination of the work taken forward through…
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