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The Health and Social Care Research and Development (HSC R&D) Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland have announced announce the launch of their new website at www.research.hscni.net The work of the HSC R&D Division is based on the principle that the best health and social care must…
A Northern Ireland Social Care Council-funded study carried out by social work academics at Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Ulster and two Australian universities has made a number of observations to improve the practice learning experience for social work students. 'Models of Supervision Influencing Student Development in Social Work…
A report by a committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly examined the structure and availability of supported living options for older people, and their capacity to meet the policy objective of the Transforming Your Care programme in terms of reducing the need for residential home places.
The Commissioner’s report, entitled Protecting our Older People in Northern Ireland – A call for Adult Safeguarding Legislation reviews current legislation and practice in Northern Ireland in relation to abuse of older people and calls for the Northern Ireland Executive to bring forward a single piece of legislation that would…
Recruitment is now open for the University of Ulster/Reminiscence Network NI Post Qualifying Social Work Specialist Award Module: Reminiscence, Life Story Work and Life Review: Narrative methods, theory and application across the life cycle. One of the major principles in Transforming Your Care is promoting independence and personalisation of care.…
The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published a statistical bulletin summarising information on young care leavers aged 16 to 18 in Northern Ireland who left care during the year ending 31 March 2013. Key findings indicate care leavers continue to have higher proportions of young people…
NISCC is responsible for regulating standards of social work and post-qualifying social work education and training in Northern Ireland . These functions transferred to NISCC from the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW) in October 2001. Until NISCC Quality Assurance standards are finalised, course providers and…
Occupational Standards describe best practice and are used to set standards in service delivery and qualifications. This section contains information about how occupational standards are applied in social work and social care to maintain high quality social care services. Click on a title below to find out more.   Foster…
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…
Continuing Professional Development for Social Work As with all professions, qualified social workers must develop their skills and qualifications throughout their career to keep their practice current. It is a requirement of professional registration with the NISCC that all registrants complete 90 hours/15 days of training and learning within each…
Are you good at listening and supporting others? Do you enjoy working with people? Can you see things from different points of view? Are you sensitive, patient and understanding?Do you like variety and change?Yes? ...then social work could be the career for you! Why Choose Social Care?Many of us, at…