Ideas and suggestions for care providers… recruitment, selection, induction and training (just the million questions that came into my head the other night)

This is just some initial thoughts in terms of improving quality and safety. Add yours at the bottom. They are not all applicable to every setting but thought I would share.

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National Careers Service… limiting access

On Thursday the 5th April 2012 the Government launched the National Careers Service. A one stop shop for adults and young people to access careers advice, no matter where you are in the Country (the clue is in the name of the service to be fair). Although this service is for both adults and young people, I do want to focus more so on the advice and guidance being offered to those in their teens.

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A Social Work Degree … A Social Worker

So again, I have annoyed everyone on twitter with yet another seemingly pointless question. The following question was put to my followers;

“Do you think the #socialwork degree should dictate the sector we end up working in?”

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Article written for Compass Jobs Guide

If we all take ourselves back to when we first joined our cohort on the social work degree programme, I can imagine every single one of us were keen and enthusiastic to work therapeutically with individuals whilst also promoting social change. Continue reading