Social work workforce planning
Effective deployment of social workers in adult services :
New resources published by ADASS and Skills for Care
The 2010 ADASS advice note on the effective deployment of social workers has been updated to reflect subsequent developments in social work, and has also been supplemented with a second advice note which is jointly published with Skills for Care, along with supporting resources.
The second advice note and supporting resources are published as an online resource, see link, from which the updated first advice note is also downloadable.
The online second advice note outlines the context of developments in social work workforce commissioning and gives links to a number of other online resources that support this area that have been published since the original ADASS advice note.
It then describes a seven-stage model for the effective deployment of social workers. Each stage of the deployment model has separate resource products which signpost to materials to assist local implementation. These also contain a number of case studies to illustrate implementation issues.
Transforming services, transforming workforce: 'chicken or egg?'
key findings and recommendations on emerging roles for social workers and others in redesigned social care access and care management services.
This is the full Skills for Care West Midlands report with illustrative examples of innovative practice that is abridged in the national What comes first, service redesign or workforce development? publication.
Local authorities workforce research project
Research has been undertaken to identify the future demand for social workers employed by local authorities in England with the aim of ensuring that there is an appropriate number of social workers trained and available to meet future workforce needs.
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Strengthening employer engagement in the planning, development and delivery of social work education - University of Salford, Salford Centre for Social Work Research
Skills for Care commissioned the University of Salford on behalf of the Social Work Development Partnership made up of Skills for Care, Children's Workforce Development Council and the General Social Care Council to produce a report on the Employer Engagement in Social Work Education in England. This report was commissioned in January 2009 and the final report was produced in March 2010.
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