CWDC urges ex-social workers to return to practice

The Children’s Workforce Development Council has launched a programme to support former children’s social workers in London and the South East return to practice.

The ‘return to social work’ scheme was announced in May as part of the government’s response to Lord Laming’s child protection review and is designed to tackle staff shortages in councils.

It will include a 20-day intensive course to bring returners up to speed with current practice, covering the Integrated Children’s System, child protection, court skills and report writing, among other topics. It will also offer tips on interviewing skills and CV writing.

All training costs will be met by the CWDC and the scheme is due to be rolled out nationally later in the year or in 2010.

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