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The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is to take on a set of College of Social Work (TSCW) of key functions and resources ahead of the College’s closure in September. After an Expressions of Interest process, the TSCW’s board agreed to the transfer of the following: The Professional Capabilities…
Martha-Lane Fox quoted Aaron Swartz in her Dimbleby 2015 lecture: ‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. And why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on your continual professional development,…
A brand new set of standards for senior social work supervisors and leaders has been unveiled this week by the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families, Isabelle Trowler. The knowledge and skills statements set out in one place what practice supervisors and practice leaders need to know and be…
The NI Association of Social Workers (NIASW) have announced details of a series of Practice Development Days on a number of topics between September and December 2015. The first event takes place on 23 September and will look at ‘Understanding Sexual Offending through the Internet’. This full day event will…
All those involved in managing the social care workforce will know that the continuing development of the sector’s workers is just as important as their induction, initial training and qualifications. This Adult Learners Week, Skills for Care is showcasing their top 10 resources to support social care employers in the…
Bournemouth University's National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) has had its Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 programme endorsed by The College of Social Work. The programme helps students investigate the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and successful completion leads to qualification as a Best Interest Assessor under…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched a guide to qualifications and training for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland. The document provides guidance on the types of qualifications, training and experience required at various levels by particular job roles – from care assistants and support workers…
The University of Stirling will host the UK’s first degree level module for those supporting people living with Huntington's disease (HD). Devised by the Scottish Huntington's Association (SHA) in collaboration with Stirling’s School of Applied Social Science, the module entitled 'HD: An enabling approach to supporting families' will be available…
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Professor Mark Drakeford, has issued a written statement on plans for the Care Council for Wales to be transformed into a new body, Social Care Wales (SCW). SCW will have improved powers and is set to begin its work in April 2017. An…
A hybrid of non-vocational skills are now just as important as qualifications, experience and job-specific attributes, according to new research from social care recruitment agency Randstad Care. How employees interact with one another and their clients and factors such as an individuals’ time management abilities, leadership attributes and capacity to…
The Care Council for Wales have published their latest edition of the Workforce Development report. The report contains information on progress made and identifies future key actions for Workforce Development. This edition provides updates on our work to; Enable people with recognised social work qualifications who are currently not registered…
Ever wondered what prospective employers value when looking at a LinkedIn profile? According to new research it's not a person's number of connections, recommendations or their clever contributions to groups, but the description which really matters. The independent study was conducted among 100 HR heads of some of the UK's…
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