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The College of Social Work’s report into its endorsement scheme shows improvements in the degree, including admissions criteria, service user involvement and practice education
‘In case you missed it, social work education in England has just gone through a comprehensive change’
So much happens so quickly in the political world of social work that it’s easy to let significant milestones slip by unnoticed. In case you missed it, qualifying social work education in England has just gone through a comprehensive…
Be prepared, invest in a diary and always make use of your reflection time, says social work student Shanti Boafor
Number of social work education programmes in England fell last year, with work-based learning hardest hit
There has been a reduction in both undergraduate and postgraduate provision, according to a report by the Health and Care Professions Council
Take part in Community Care and Unison’s joint survey for students and newly qualified social workers.
Shanti Boafor, a second year master’s social work student at Kingston University, explains why she left behind a rewarding career in teaching.
Care minister Norman Lamb says the current uncapped system for distributing the Education Support Grant is “no longer sustainable”.
Have you ever been asked during an interview to give examples of a problem you have solved or a challenge you have faced? Competency-based interview questions are becoming increasingly common in social work. Here are some tips on how to prepare your answers
Some support is better than no support at all, says the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in response to proposals to reform the bursary scheme
Many employers in England are developing their own tailored versions of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for newly qualified social workers, to be implemented from this September. Mathew Little reports on one local authority’s approach.
The Health Professions Council will continue to regulate social work students for up to three years until all education providers have gone through an approval process.
A social worker explains why they use social media and we unveil our top 100 social care Twitterers.
Sarah Matthews, staff tutor in social work at the Open University, outlines the key issues students will need to know about in the coming academic year
When it comes to securing that vital first role as a social worker, candidates are finding themselves in an increasingly competitive environment.
A collection of Student Zone articles aimed at prospective social work students
Without knowledge of theory and ethics, social workers are just service administrators, argues Professor Brian Littlechild
- Birmingham reveals plans to cut 1,000 jobs and warns it may have to stop delivering some frontline services altogether
- Follow-up care ‘lacking’ for young offenders prescribed psychiatric drugs
- Two heads of post-Winterbourne View improvement programme step down
- Mental Capacity Act code of practice under review but progress slow due to lack of civil servants
- Social worker suspended after attempts to restrain boy with learning disabilities led to police caution for assault