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Tuesday, 26 Nov, 2013

Webwatch - Food for Thought

The routines and rituals that surround food – shopping, preparing, cooking, serving, cleaning up - are important parts of our lives, yet often we fail to recognise their symbolic or hidden meanings. Food for Thought was an ESRC-funded project designed to implement the findings of previous ESRC research by the…
The College of Social Work has launched a new continuing professional development training guide which is designed to improve and standardise social worker training in fostering and adoption. The College’s new ‘Curriculum Framework for CPD on Planning and Supporting Permanence’ is designed to be a tool for educators and trainers…
The College of Social Work (TCSW) has published good practice advice for social workers working with people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions to help improve standards following the Winterbourne View case. The good practice guidance was drawn up in collaboration with members of the service user community, the…
Voluntary organisations across Scotland's social care sector are to benefit from a £1 million investment in staff training from the Scottish Government. Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell announced a total of 63 organisations will receive a share of the funding from the Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF).…
PePLE is a new resource for the training and continuing professional development of social workers that can be used with flexibility to fit in with the operational demands of workplaces. The resources can be used to support independent study or existing employer led provision. About the PePLE project This project…
Care providers play a crucial role in up-skilling their workforce and in turn raising basic literacy and numeracy standards. Matthew Rowland, senior product manager of ThirdForce, explains the importance of literacy and numeracy training provision in the care sector. Across the UK there are over 26 million people aged 16…
This section contains contact details and links to the education institutions approved to deliver the Honours Degree in Social Work in Northern Ireland . Click on one of the titles below, or scroll down to find details of the relevant institutions.   Bachelor in Social Work (BSW) - The Queen's…
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…
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