"We influence strategic planning for social work development" - Sustaining social work practice learning with local authorities. Sustaining practice learning 1

This is one of a series of four 'Sustaining Practice Learning' reports commissioned by the Learning Resource Network on behalf of Skills for Care and the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC). This research provides a picture of the current situation for practice learning in 18 local authorities.

The analysis of the responses points to the following headlines, which are discussed in the report. 1) Evidence of strategic approaches to practice learning; 2) a stronger pattern emerging around the organisation of practice learning; 3) information systems; 4) uncertainty around the disaggregation of social work services; 5) the use of the performance indicator; 6) practice teaching as a strategy for continuing professional development; 7) local autonomy; 8) continuing deregulation and confusing terminology.

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