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Creativity and innovation in workforce development and planning in social care

Creativity and innovation in workforce development and planning
in social care

12 December 2016
Liverpool


Welcome and Introduction to the programme
Kim Holmes, Chair, Learn to Care

Message from David Mowat,  (video available until 31 Jan 2017)
Community Health & Care Minister

The landscape in social care - workforce planning and development
Kash Haroon, Director, North West Employers

Delivering results through Integrated partnership
Ali Stathers-Tracey, Programme Director, Transformation Challenge Award

Values based recruitment;
We Care Academy, Leeds
June Rollins, Leeds City Council

Effective use of e learning
Paul Shepherd, Grey Matter Group

Strengths-based approaches through innovative learning & development
Joyce Hendry & Debbie Brown, LB Barnet

Developing the social care workforce
Louise Johnstone, RIPFA/RIP

Innovative and creative approaches - Coaching
Sharon Allen, CEO, Skills for Care

The Committee 2017

 The national committee is made up of volunteer representatives from all nine areas of England and members work with the support of their employers on behalf of Learn to Care as well as carrying out their day to day responsibilities within their workplaces.

Are you new to Workforce Development?
Are you looking for information on specific topics or areas of practice?

Learn to Care committee members are very experienced and knowledgeable and they are happy to share what they know to help you.

All the representatives can be contacted via the Learn to Care office - or click here for a full list of contact details
For a list of committee representatives by region, click here

Click on each name to see more information about each person - a brief CV with their areas of expertise and special interests.
They are keen for you to make contact by phone or e mail.

Wendy Allen, Eastern
Colin Ashcroft, North West
Keith Brown (Associate member), South West
Amanda Cable, North East
Tracey Cooper (CHAIR), Yorkshire and Humber
Annie Draper, South West
Deborah Gordon, London
Claire Gregory, Eastern
Joyce Hendry, London
Trevor Hewitt (Associate member), Yorkshire and Humber
Kim Holmes, South West
Paul Lowis, East Midlands
Annette Martin-Meigh, Yorks and Humber
Karen Milner, Yorks and Humber
Wendy Moss, North West
Louise Purser (Associate member), South East
Sarah Swinge, London
John Wallace
(Associate member), South East
Angela Whitford, West Midlands

 

Employer Endorsement Guidance - workshops June 2016

Child and family social workers: employer endorsement workshops - June 2016

Social work managers, supervisors and practice leads are invited to attend a workshop on the new employer endorsement process for children and family social workers. 
 
The workshops, which will be held in eight cities across England in June, will introduce the Employer Endorsement guidance and how to implement it. The guidance will support employers to:
•recruit, support, assess and endorse social workers at the end of their ASYE year of practice
•develop a method to assess and endorse those more experienced social workers and social work supervisors.
 
Employer endorsement is the first element of the new accreditation framework. By 2020, all organisations that employ child and family social workers in England will need to be confidently and consistently endorsing their social workers as having the appropriate knowledge and skills required to be confident, high quality Frontline Practitioners and Practice Supervisors. By April 2017, the process of Employer Endorsement should be largely embedded.
 
The Employer Endorsement Guidance workshops will focus on the endorsement stage only. They will not cover the full accreditation system.  Places are limited and we wish to ensure a spread of organisations, so we cannot guarantee everyone a place. 
 
The Employer Endorsement Guidance is being developed by Daisy Bogg Consultancy with their partners, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Research in Practice, on behalf of the Department for Education.
 
To find out more or to register your interest in attending a workshop, please visit http://www.daisyboggconsultancy.co.uk/employer-endorsement.html
 
 

New to Workforce Development

Are you new to Workforce Development?
Are you looking for information on specific topics or areas of practice?

Help is available for those who are new to their role in Workforce Development

Learn to Care committee members are very experienced and knowledgeable and they are happy to share what they know to help you.

Click here to find a full list of the current national Committee.

By clicking on the name of each person, you will be able to access more information about them, including a brief CV with their areas of expertise and special interests.

They are keen for you to make contact by phone or e mail.

 

 

 

 

Newsflash - Nicky Morgan ‘Delivering a revolution in children’s social care’

On 14 January Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education gave a speech announcing significant reform to social work, primarily focussed on children’s services but also covering adult social care.
 
In a speech entitled ‘Delivering a revolution in children’s social care’, the Minister recognised the importance of social work
“Social workers are, indeed, our country’s unsung heroes. There can be no doubt that social work is one of the most demanding professions in the world”.   
 
Her speech included announcement of:
- rolling out the programme of using the knowledge and skills statements (KSS) nationwide so that children’s social workers across the country, at every level, will be fully assessed and accredited by 2020.

- putting in place a system of assessment and accreditation for practice leaders as well as for front line practitioners and supervisors.

- Improving the quality of entrants to social work, including an extra 750 qualified social workers coming from fast-track programmes in the next year by investing a further £100 million into Frontline and into Step Up.

- extending the Teaching Partnerships scheme - building stronger links between universities and employers.

- in partnership with the Secretary of State for Health, setting up a new body charged with driving up standards in social work and raising the status of social workers, eventually taking over registration of social workers from HCPC. While the new body will initially support the accreditation and assessment of child and family social work, the intention is for the new body to provide independent validation of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for social workers working with adults, which complements the accreditation approach for statutory child and family frontline practitioners. The new body will also deliver national accreditation of statutory functions in relation to Best Interests Assessor (BIA) and Approved Mental Health (AMHP) roles for social workers in adult social care.

- More innovation and support, including establishing an independent What Works Centre, with up to £20 million of additional funding, working alongside the new regulatory body and the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families.
 
Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo discusses the new social work body and what it will mean for adult social work in her blog, available at: http://bit.ly/1N9naZv

Details of the minister’s speech and press notice are available at: