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Transition from professional qualifying programmes to the reality of social work can be daunting for newly qualified workers. It can also be challenging for busy practitioners involved in supporting newly qualified workers. Mo McPhail, who heads The Open University social work programme in Scotland, introduces a new book to complement…
The development of ‘personalised’ social care services can benefit individuals through greater choice, control and empowerment. However, new research commissioned by the Voluntary Sector Social Services Workforce Unit (VSSSWU) and conducted by the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde, suggests that there are significant implications for…
The Scottish Government has published new national guidance on child protection to help social workers, police, health professionals and others better protect Scotland's most vulnerable children and young people. Replacing guidance dating back to 1998, the new publication is based on the principles of Getting it right for every child…
New plans for fast-track post-court procedures will see low-level offenders sent out to repay their dues to the community within hours of being sentenced. The proposal is to establish a 'one stop shop' system which will see community service and social work staff housed within the court building or in…