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Would you like a chance to showcase the best social care research and practice in Wales at this year’s National Social Services Conference? The Association of Directors of Social Services Wales (ADSS Cymru) is calling on social work students, practitioners and early-career researchers to create posters that highlight the best…
A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will bring together six regional social work employers and Nottingham’s two universities. Nottinghamshire…
The Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) have published their revised Standards of proficiency (SOPs) for social workers in England. The standards set out what social workers in England should know, understand and be able to do when they complete their social work training in order to register with the…
A computer game enabling trainee social workers to immerse themselves in a wide range of challenging situations is among a range of initiatives being developed by the University of Huddersfield, backed by the Departments of Health and Education, million-pound Social Work Teaching Partnerships. The major new policy of creating Social…
NSPCC has put out a call for a rapid literature review to identify interventions, campaigns, activities and community behaviours which are effective in preventing parents facing adversity going on to abuse or neglect their children. The NSPCC is looking to fund a researcher or team to conduct a rapid literature…
Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) is a website and digital library dedicated to social care. Content relates to policy, practice and personal development within social services in Scotland. It was originally developed in partnership with Iriss and other sector organisations, and is built on NHS Education for Scotland 's long-established…
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) have issued a call for inspirational examples of evidence in practice across Scotland's social services. They would like to capture and showcase how organisations are effectively supporting the translation of evidence into action. This could include structures, processes or supports…
The Continuing Professional Education and Learning Framework (CPEL Framework) for social workers in Wales is beginning to have a positive impact on practitioners’ skills and knowledge, according to a new independent evaluation report published by the Care Council for Wales. However, the report also found that heavy workloads are making…
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