social work education

This document concludes the first stage of a serious and systematic attempt to address the deficiencies in the social work information base in Scotland. Senior social work managers, the wider local government community, the Scottish Executive and the Accounts Commission for Scotland have all demonstrated their commitment to working together, through the Social Work Information Review Group, to define a list of information about social work that will meet the needs of all the organisations.

This report is the final (Stage 5) report on the work undertaken by Skills for Care & Development as part of their Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) in Scotland. The purpose of this report is to set out the key findings and agreed solutions to the skills gaps identified in the sector as a result of the Sector Skills Agreement process. This agreement is therefore based on the skills demand and provision of supply work already conducted in stages 1 and 2 of the Sector Skills Agreement.

This podcast is an interview with Maggie Gee, University of Dundee, on the topic of involving users and carers in social work education.

This podcast is an interview with Neil Ballantyne on the topic of learning object repositories for social work education.

This podcast is an interview with Dr. Vivienne Cree on the topic of integrating learning for practice in social work education.

This podcast is an interview with Brenda Gillies, University of Dundee, on inter-professional learning in social work education.

Social Work Now is the professional practice journal of Child, Youth and Family and is published three times a year (April, August and December). Its focus is on articles about social work practice and theory as they relate to children, young people and families.

This multimedia learning object provides an introduction to the "task-centered" model of social work intervention. This model was based on the work of Sigmund Freud and the psychoanalysts. Psychoanalytic social work emphasised relationship-focused intervention with the professional adopting the role of the 'expert'.

This podcast is an interview with Kathryn MacKay - University of Stirling, on the performance assessment in social work education project.