general practice social work

The National Practitioner Conference was held at the Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline on 8 September.
The keynote speeches were recorded by IRISS and some speakers have shared their slide presentations.

Ofsted’s first annual survey of social work practitioners across local authorities in England. The social work practitioner survey was conducted at the same time as a survey for third sector organisations. This report only shows the results from the social work practitioner survey at a national level; a separate report is available showing national results from the third sector. The survey is based on 4,141 responses.

In this position paper, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) sets out a skills and qualifications framework that should support practice learning, both in the new degree and across social care organisations. We focus on ways of supporting those whose task it is to assess practice in the workplace ('practice assessors’). We also look at employers’ opportunities for organisational development, improved practice standards and human resource development (HRD).

Evidence-based policy and practice increasingly demands the use of research as a key tool to improve practice. However, little research can be directly applied to practice, many practitioners aren't equipped to digest research and appropriate support systems are lacking. What is needed is a better understanding of the relationship between social care research and the work of social care practitioners, including what organisational structures are needed to enable the use of research.

The aim of this multimedia learning object is to familiarise students with the framework, key principles and statutes surrounding social work intervention with families and adult offenders.