We hope you are enjoying the Summer !! I think the sun is going to be here for a while! Anyway, we have been working really hard since we launched in May, and have facilitated four CPD workshops to help prepare agency Social Workers for HCPC renewal and CPD audit, with over 30- 40 people attending each event. Clients who booked us to run these events have included Badenoch and Clark, RT Social Care, Eden Brown Synergy and FRCE. We have also run a brand new course for one of our corporate clients FRCE on” Good practice in Social work recruitment”. The feedback from all of the events has been very positive, and it has confirmed our previous research on the numbers of agency Social workers that dont have a CPD plan, career plan or have reflective supervision.
Check out some of the comments here : http://reflectivepracticenetwork.com/what-they-say/
Check out our pictures from the Eden Brown Synergy event held in Mansfield.
We are running another session on CPD on 8th September for Eden Brown Synergy in London, watch this space for more details !
At our RPN event, the Changing face of Social Work, we spoke of the impact of changes in policy and legislation,Brexit, and the impact upon agency workers. One of the more noteable changes will be the acreditation of Children’s Social workers, as part of the Children and Social Work Bill. There are also planned changes to Social work registration, with a new regulator for Social work being introduced in 2020. All of these changes are even more reason to make sure you have a plan. We shall be running the “Changing gface of Social Work ” seminar again in the Autumn, dates will be published soon.
Click on this link to find out more http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2016/05/24/five-things-social-workers-need-know-children-social-work-bill/
We have posted a few consultations worth noting ,all of which will have an impact on the way Social workers practice, and develop skills and knowledge. This first one is on the Knowledge and Skills for Children’s Social workers involved in permanence planning. https://consult.education.gov.uk/adoption-and-family-law/knowledge-and-skills-statement-for-achieving-perma The deadline is 9th September.
This second one is on proposed changes to Ofsted inspections https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/532344/Future_of_social_care_inspection_-_consultation_document.pdf respond by 9th September
This last one is on proposed changes to reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/reporting-and-acting-on-child-abuse-and-neglect
Take a look at the consultations, we would love to hear your feedback on the proposed changes.
We have a special offer on RPN membership of £100 until the end of August. If you join now, then you can benefit from special offers and discounts on RPN events. Book before 1st October for RPN events and pay no VAT, as from 1st October we will have to charge VAT.
Have you attended any of our events? Tell us what you thought? We would love to hear from you !
Thats alll fo now folks, see you all in September !