social work and social workers
In a series of three documentaries for Radio 4, Jenny Cuffe reports from the frontline of social work, witnessing some of the dramatic and intractable human problems social workers are called on to deal with, as well as the moments of success and black comedy.
The first episode looks at the new staff recruited to work in the London Borough of Haringey where Victoria Climbie was murdered.
The second programme discusses some to of the mental health issues social workers face.
The proposals put forward by the Social Work Task Force and MPs to improve the training of social workers are examined. The introduction of the social work degree in 2003 undoubtedly raised the status of the profession. However, six years on, the taskforce and select committee are both questioning its content.
The term ‘co-production’ is increasingly being applied to new types of public service delivery in the UK, including new approaches to adult social care. This briefing explains how staff should be encouraged to access co-productive initiatives, recognising and supporting diversity among the people who use services. And the importance of creating new structures, regulatory and commissioning practices and financial streams is necessary to embed co-production as a long-term rather than ad hoc solution.
The Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services) is a new suite of qualifications set at four different levels and aimed at supporting the learning of staff and students in the workplace. Once developed, they will be approved by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), validated by an awarding body and are likely to be delivered through the Learning Centre Networks. This resource contains four documents which explain and support the learner, mentor and assessor through the credit transfer and RPL process.
Booklet primarily aimed at people considering entering a care home. Part 2 of the booklet explains how to contact the social work service.
This toolkit aims to provide guidance and tools to help you develop your own workforce plan.
CAA is the new framework for the independent assessment of local public services in England. This document sets out how it will be delivered from April 2009.
Part 1 gives an executive summary and framework overview.
Part 2 details the framework and what it will deliver and describes area assessment, organisational assessments, and how CAA will be carried out. Further sections cover improvement and inspection planning, reporting CAA, the evolution of assessment and reviewing and evaluating CAA.
The author discusses some of the reasons for the different responses to personalisation. Four of the underlying issues identified are: misunderstanding key concepts; not comparing like with like; attitudes to current services and different views about what constitutes good evidence.
This report describes a project that sought to analyse and evaluate a particular academic course unit entitled 'Skills development and theorising practice', which ran in 2002-2003 as part of the old Diploma in Social Work. The aim was to gain a greater understanding of how student development could be facilitated in these key areas of practice.
The provision of the Practice Learning Qualification Stage 2 (PLQ2) in the North of Scotland. Report of a feasibility study for Scottish Social Services Learning Network North by Anita Parker and Jean Gordon.