All the latest stories for social work and social care students
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
Judy Hicks explores the funding options available to prospective social work students
A lack of practice placements is expected to cause a cut in the number of undergraduate social work degree places in England and Wales despite a recent rise in applications, an exclusive Community Care investigation has revealed. (picture: Rex)
- Social workers more likely to turn to food than to managers as way of coping with stress
- Social workers in England to pay higher registration fees from April 2014, regulator confirms
- Foster care extended until 21 after ‘significant’ legal reform
- Huge variation in council fostering performance, reveals benchmarking study
- ‘Essex council should be commended for speaking out on the forced caesarean case’