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The Care Council for Wales has launched an e-learning package to help new and aspiring social care managers be effective in supervising staff. The package provides practical guidance and ideas on how to carry out effective supervision and appraisal of staff working in social care. The e-learning module, a first…
At the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care’s (SIRCC) conference in June, Ann McSorley, SSSC Senior Adviser in the Workforce Development and Planning Team held a workshop to let people know about The Standard for residential child care in Scotland. This new standard will allow training providers to develop a…
Equal Partners in Care’s (EPiC) e-learning module is now available and covers the knowledge and skills for level 1 of the EPiC core principles: Carer Aware. The module is for workers in health and social services who work with carers, helping them to become more aware of carers and the…
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…
A major new study, led by The University of Manchester, is to examine Salford’s pioneering integrated care programme for older people. Salford Integrated Care Programme (SICP) is revolutionising the delivery of care with more ‘joined up’ services for older people with long-term conditions and social care needs. It includes better…
Skills for Health is reviewing the Children’s Services suite of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and their relevancy to those working in children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and substance use services for children and young people. As a result of the recent reviews of NOS for Mental Health Services…
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…
The College of Social Work (TCSW) has today released additional guidance on professional capabilities for social workers to support high professional standards and best practice in fostering and adoption. The statements, to be used in conjunction with TCSW’s Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), are an important tool for social workers to…
The Care Council for Wales has announced a consultation on the link between the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) Framework and registration as a social worker. Over the last three years, the Care Council has been working with partners to develop a CPEL Framework for Social Workers in Wales…
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…
Employers, learning providers, awarding organisations and other stakeholders have been invited to take part in a consultation on the Adult Social Care Worker Apprenticeship Standards. Apprenticeship Standards will gradually replace Apprenticeship Frameworks by 2017-18 as a result of the Richard Review and the subsequent The Future of Apprenticeships in England:…

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