Overload of policies to be tackled


The body that regulates social services training in Scotland has
promised to tackle the “overload” of policies and
documents being introduced, writes Gordon Carson from

Edith Wellwood, workforce development manager for the Scottish
Social Services Council, told delegates at Community Care
Live Scotland that the organisation would try to make more
“connections” between different training and personal
development initiatives, after hearings concerns from frontline

She said it would look at ways to make the training framework
“more straightforward” for professionals.

The SSSC, one of five organisations that make up the UK-wide
Skills for Care and Development sector skills council, will shortly
publish a revised version of Scotland’s national social
services workforce development strategy. A draft has already been
out for consultation.

Concerns about an overload were raised because there have been
several other major publications on workforce development in
Scotland, including the continuing professional development
strategy, published in October 2004, and CPD for Social Services
Workforce in Scotland, released three months ago.

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