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Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with Iriss and other sector organisations, and is built on NHS Education for Scotland 's long-established…
The Continuing Professional Education and Learning Framework (CPEL Framework) for social workers in Wales is beginning to have a positive impact on practitioners’ skills and knowledge, according to a new independent evaluation report published by the Care Council for Wales. However, the report also found that heavy workloads are making…
Skills for Care has announced that five new members have joined their board adding extensive experience in the social care and health sectors. The new board members are Sam Jones who is the lead executive at NHS England supporting the delivery of the New Care Models; Sue McMillan who has…
The Care Council for Wales are inviting you to have your say on the new qualifications for health and social care and get involved with reviewing the Social Care Induction Framework (SCIF). The Care Council is hosting a series of focus groups in November and December to review the SCIF,…
Meaningful and Measurable, a collaborative action research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) brought together three academic organisations, eight practice partners and four national stakeholder organisations (across Scotland and Wales) with a shared interest: adopting a focus on personal outcomes in health, social care and other…
Skills for Health, in collaboration with Health Education England and Skills for Care, have announced a new national Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework will be launched on the 26th of October, 2016. The framework is aimed at improving the way the mental care workforce care for people…
With 20,000 people living with a dementia in Northern Ireland (NI) it is vital that health and social care staff are aware of the needs of the individual and their families and can respond appropriately. The regional Dementia Strategy places particular emphasis on the need for staff training and to…
Colum Conway of the Northern Ireland Social Care Council discusses the value of the framework in setting good practice for people who work in social care in NI. The framework is a useful addition to the development of the skills of the social care workforce. Visit: bit.ly/2de4hfn to find out…
A new pilot qualification to better meet the needs of social care workers undertaking a key role in the delivery of social services is launching in Wales. Achieving a consistent learning and development approach for this group of workers – who are not social workers but who make an important…
New research offered at London South Bank University (LSBU) will enable social work students to learn to see through the eyes of experts. LSBU has received funding support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust to launch a research project to establish whether final year social work students can learn…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) have issued a call for social care managers to participate in a forthcoming Forum to be held in Omagh.The Forum, taking place at Silverbirch Hotel on Thursday 20 October 2016, is an opportunity for social care managers to hear about the latest developments…
A new bilingual e-learning module on assessing and meeting the care and support needs of individuals in the secure estate is now available on the Care Council for Wales' Learning Zone. It’s the third e-learning module to be added to the site since its launch in January, following on from…
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