approved social workers

This guide is based on a research project at the University of Edinburgh which involved reviews of research on user engagement in social work. There were seminars with around 70 professionals from six Scottish local authority social work departments and practitioner-led research projects in each of these local authorities. The report was published by the University of Edinburgh Social Work department in 2009.

Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council prepared this report with an overall aim of reviewing literature that could inform whether and in what ways a formal coaching approach could add value in consolidating Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW).
The main purpose this briefing was to detail the evidence that could support the South Lanarkshire Social Work Resources Learning and Development Team develop a programme of induction that will facilitate the professional development and consolidation of good practice in newly qualified workers.

The National Practitioner Forum was held at the Carnegie Conference Centre on 8 September 2010. Artist Graham Ogilvie captured the discussion points in a series of cartoons

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.

Consultation on the role of the registered social worker (sometimes referred to as reserved functions). The overarching purpose of the Scottish Government is to focus government and public services on creating a more successful country with opportunities for all of Scotland.

The purpose of this guidance for local authorities is to set out those social work functions which only registered social workers should be accountable for.

This report has been undertaken by the Scottish Social Services Council as part of the Sector Skills Agreement process being carried out by Skills for Care and Development. It sets out a summary of the current and future skills needs of the social services workforce in Scotland. The assessment of current training provision to the sector is set out in the Stage 2 report.