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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have revised the Standards in Social Work Education (SiSWE), which underpin social work degree programmes in Scotland, to make sure they reflect the many changes in social work practice since their publication in 2003. This consultation is to gather the views of the sector,…
A former chef to the Royal family has given advice about preparing food for people with dementia. Peter Morgan-Jones, who has also previously worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Australia and cooked for the Lawn Tennis Association at Wimbledon, led an event organised by the Dementia Centre, HammondCare and hosted…
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…
In her first speech to the social care profession, Education Secretary Justine Greening has set out her vision for giving vulnerable children the best possible chance of a successful future. The Education Secretary announced an additional £4.7 million investment in the teaching partnership programme, aimed at improving the education and…
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…
Final year Liverpool Hope University social work student Carol Robinson reflects on her experiences in Palestine during a trip with the Department of Social Work, Care and Justice. Why Palestine? Is the question I was asked most. My reasons weren't religious or political. My reasons were rooted in my social…
The Virtual College, working with the UK Sepsis Trust, has announced the development of free online training resources to help tackle the sepsis crisis. Sepsis claims 44,000 lives annually in the UK and costs the NHS an estimated £2.5 billion. It is a life threatening condition that arises when the…
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,…
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…
The future of social work in the UK and how it contributes to the world around us will be discussed in a series of new distinguished lectures at Liverpool Hope University. Beginning on Wednesay 5th October, the series will bring some of the leading social work practitioners and academics in…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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