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Tuesday, 29 Aug, 2006

Greater London Post Qualifying

The Greater London Post Qualifying Consortium is the reference point for all qualified social workers in the Greater London area who wish to obtain UK-wide formal recognition for their continuing professional development through the post qualifying framework. Over 1400 social workers are registered with GLPQ and are working towards improving…
Wednesday, 28 Jun, 2006

Learning Networks Update

Cathy Macnaughton of the Scottish Practice Learning Project introduces Scotland’s four social service Learning Networks. Four Learning Networks have been established in Scotland to assist in the development of a confident and competent social service workforce. The Learning Networks will provide information and advice to help social service employers manage…
In the first of two articles, Neil Ballantyne and Keith Quinn (writing in a personal capacity), reflect on the case for informal learning in the workplace; and the role that newly emerging, participatory, web-based services might play in supporting it. More than ever before, staff in social services are being…
Bert Lawrie of Voluntary Service Aberdeen reports on a successful in-house HNC in Social Care. Voluntary Service Aberdeen is Scotland’s largest city-based charity employing over 700 staff in a variety of different settings. 200 of our staff work within residential childcare settings at Richmondhill House and Linn Moor School. At…
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010

The State of Happiness

Brings together four years of groundbreaking work based on in-depth pilots - from teaching resilience to children in schools to promoting neighbourliness - with three councils in very different areas of the country: Manchester, Herfordshire and South Tyneside.
An article examined policy and practice in relation to the education of looked-after children in Scotland. There was evidence of considerable infrastructural development, both in the looked-after children sector and more widely in education services. There was also evidence of improvement in outcomes, notably in school attendance and the attainment…
Friday, 10 Mar, 2006

Reflective Practice

Malcolm Macmillan, Distance Learning Co-ordinator at Robert Gordon University guides us through the concept of Reflective Practice…“...we must find ways of connecting our knowledge and understanding of society, policy and people with the actions we will take as social workers. If we are to practise from this knowledge and theory,…
Thursday, 18 May, 2006

The APEL Route To Social Work

Care Appointments meets two men who've made the transition from Social Care to Social Work... So just what exactly is Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)? In basic terms, it’s a process where individuals who have considerable practical experience in a particular field can turn this experience into an academic…
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