New cash for social work training in Scotland

Social work training in Scotland will benefit from an £11
million package announced by Euan Robson, deputy minister for
education and young people, writes Maggie

The minister stressed the importance of continued professional
development for social workers. New measures include a social care
national workforce group, £11 million for local authority and
postgraduate training, and the promotion of a new social work
honours degree.

The minister will chair the first meeting of the National
Workforce Group on 28 October. The group will produce a national
education and training strategy, improve workforce information, and
support recruitment and retention of social workers.

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