Building a safe and confident future: one year on: developing a coherent and effective framework for the continuing professional development of social workers

Document type
Paper
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Social Work Reform Board
Publisher
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 December 2010
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In its final report, Building a safe, confident future, the Social Work Task Force recommended a more coherent and effective national framework for the continuing professional development of social workers, along with mechanisms to encourage a shift in culture which raises expectations of an entitlement to on-going learning and development

This paper presents the proposed framework for the continuing professional development of social workers. The new framework would encourage social workers to take responsibility for improving their practice and help to create workplaces in which they would be supported and encouraged to do so. The framework seeks to ensure that opportunities for learning are meaningful, plentiful and suited to the needs of the social worker and their area of work, whilst being consistently recognised across the country.

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