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Report of Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of the education of children’s social workers. The Secretary of State for Education asked Sir Martin Narey to review the initial education of children’s social workers and advise him of the extent to which: reforms from recent years had impacted on basic training…
Universities are producing social workers who are "inadequately prepared", the government's advisor on children's social care has said in a highly critical report. Sir Martin Narey was asked to look into social work degrees following a number of cases where vulnerable children died despite having contact with social workers. He…
If you want to help and support people in the community, this could be a great job for you. Social work assistants help qualified social workers. The clients you work with could be in the community, in hospitals and in other settings such as residential care homes. Employers will usually…
Plans to spend millions of pounds on 48 new PCSOs have been scrapped in favour of a social worker led early intervention scheme. Lancashire County Council’s previous Tory administration had set aside £3.7m for four additional Police Community Support Officers, working in each of its 12 district council areas. But…
It was a pleasure to interview Shelley Craig and Barbara Muskat about hospital social work this week. Their research is published in an article called Bouncers, Brokers, and Glue: The Self-Described Roles of Social Workers in Urban Hospitals. What they have to say will resonate with any social worker who…
I have officially been at work for a few weeks now and it was quite an exciting, overwhelming and frustrating experience full of meeting various team members, signing up for training, learning the computer systems and learning the policies and procedures of social work. Oh and also, I have now…
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…
If you want to make a positive difference in the community, a career as a social worker could be a perfect choice for you. To become a social worker you will need to study a three-year undergraduate degree or a two-year postgraduate degree in social work that is approved by…
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