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A fresh definition of the skills and knowledge required by child and family social workers has been unveiled by the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families as part of the "most significant transformation" of the profession "in a generation", the Department for Education has said. For the first time…
Following the recent merger between Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care (the Skills Academy), a competitive process to select a new Chair from November has been completed. The Chair Designate, Dame Moira Gibb, will succeed Professor David Croisdale Appleby, who will have served the maximum…
From September 2014 a new module will be available from the Cancer Education Team at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). The course 'Supporting patients living with and beyond cancer' was developed in response to the views of professionals working with individuals and families living with and beyond cancer; current policy and…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have produced a range of new resources to support effective supervision. The resources explain what supervision is and offer four models of supervision: One-to-one supervision - widely used and the supervisor is usually the supervisee’s line manager. Group supervision - led by a facilitator…
Kingston and St Georges' School of Social Work now has an in-built Work Practice Learning Suite. The Suite provides social work students with facilities to extensively practice their communications and relationship building skills, as well as their assessment, intervention and reflection skills. The School of Social Work has a long…
Do you have ideas about how the social work degree can best deliver social workers who are fit for practice in the 21 century and become lifelong learners? If so, the Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) want to hear your ideas in a project they're calling the SSSC Challenge. The…
Lancaster University is working on a major project that will help people to live longer and healthier lives thanks to new Government funding. The £17 million investment, through the Government’s Growth Fund via the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, will help create the Lancaster Health Innovation Campus. The innovation campus, which will…
New Principles of Workforce Integration have been launched at the Local Government Association conference designed to help care professionals to work together to meet people’s care and support needs. Underpinning the six core principles is the idea that people who have care and support needs want care provided in straightforward…
The Leadership Centre has opened the call for applications for the second round of Systems Leadership – Local Vision projects around the country. The projects have brought people together from across the NHS, public health, local government, social care and other services, in order to create new ways of working…
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 first Higher Education Academy (HEA) Health and Social Care Technicians of the Year awards have been awarded to technicians from Royal Veterinary College, University of Brighton, University of Huddersfield, University of Portsmouth and University of York. Geoff Glover, Assistant Director and Head of Health and Social Care, said: “The…

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