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Archive | March, 2011

Plans to bring forward assessed year in doubt?

It looks like the proposal to bring forward implementation of the assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) for social work graduates in England was optimistic, to say the least.

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Do kids understand the term ‘social work capabilities’?

SETTLE DOWN CLASS! You at the back – stop talking. Now everyone, first question in the session on social work: Hands up who knows what a professional capabilities framework is? How about the theory of critical reflection? And what can you tell me about the importance of operating effectively within organisational frameworks? OK, apart from […]

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Do kids understand the term ‘social work capabilities’?

SETTLE DOWN CLASS! You at the back – stop talking. Now everyone, first question in the session on social work: Hands up who knows what a professional capabilities framework is? How about the theory of critical reflection? And what can you tell me about the importance of operating effectively within organisational frameworks? OK, apart from […]

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Council social work staff to get electric cars

Social work staff at Scottish Borders Council will soon have access to three electric cars for home visits, the Berwickshire News reports. The average running cost of an electric car is 3p per mile, compared to 40p for normal cars.

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Council social work staff to get electric cars

Social work staff at Scottish Borders Council will soon have access to three electric cars for home visits, the Berwickshire News reports. The average running cost of an electric car is 3p per mile, compared to 40p for normal cars.

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March for the Alternative 26 March

Social care workers join March for the Alternative

Thousands of social care workers took to the streets of London in protest at the massive spending cuts affecting the sector, which one campaigner described as potentially “catastrophic” to communities.  Coach-loads of union activists came from all over Britain, some setting off as early as 4am, in a massive show of support for the TUC-organised […]

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Battle begins over name for social work regulator

What’s in a name? Some might say the leadership of the regulator taking over social work in England next year is the biggest issue at stake. But the proposal to change the name of the Health Professions Council is already being hotly contested. The government has said it should become the Health and Care Professions […]

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Battle begins over name for social work regulator

What’s in a name? Some might say the leadership of the regulator taking over social work in England next year is the biggest issue at stake. But the proposal to change the name of the Health Professions Council is already being hotly contested. The government has said it should become the Health and Care Professions […]

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College wants your views on statutory council duties

The College of Social Work is inviting practitioners to submit their views on the government’s consultation to cut back on statutory council duties. As reported in Community Care, the Department for Communities and Local Government is considering ways of reducing the “unnecessary burdens or restrictions on local authorities”, including their social work duties. MPs and […]

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College wants your views on statutory council duties

The College of Social Work is inviting practitioners to submit their views on the government’s consultation to cut back on statutory council duties. As reported in Community Care, the Department for Communities and Local Government is considering ways of reducing the “unnecessary burdens or restrictions on local authorities”, including their social work duties. MPs and […]

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