Transgender awareness in child and family social work education

National Institute of Economic and Social Research, May 2018

This research provides evidence on:

  • transgender awareness in social work education and training
  • transgender awareness amongst child and family social workers
  • transgender people’s experiences of child and family social work in England

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Chief Social Worker for Adults Annual Report 2017-18: From strength to strength: Strengths-based practice and achieving better lives

Department of Health and Social Care, March 2018

Annual Report of the  Chief Social Worker for Adults (England) that focus’ on strengths-based practice  an approach that recognises everyone as citizens, including those in the most vulnerable circumstances and those with long-term needs. It’s about supporting their rights, acknowledging responsibilities and  empowering them with skills and expertise. It calls don social workers to deliver safe and best outcomes for people with health and care needs; and identifies social work priorities over the coming year to further raise the quality and profile of adult social work across an integrated system.

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Social work: essential to integration

Department of Health, March 2017

The document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains:

  • the critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services
  • how social work is essential to the whole system
  • the necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the services people need

It also includes ‘top tips’ for directors of adult social services and for principal social workers to assist in progressing the integration agenda.

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Revised Standards of proficiency for social workers in England

Health & Care Professions Council, January 2017

These standards set out what social workers in England should know, understand and be able to do when they complete their social work training in order to register with the HCPC. They also set out clear expectations of a social workers’ knowledge and ability whilst practicing.

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The forensic mental health social work: capabilities framework

Department of Health, November 2016

This framework sets out progression and developments for forensic mental health social workers. It builds on the capabilities set out in the framework for social workers and it outlines pathways for post-qualifying progression and development for social workers practising within forensic mental health settings.

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