Online safeguarding training

Recently, whilst planning a longer post about social care inductions, I have been thinking a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of online training courses. In particular, my mind has been focussed on online safeguarding training.

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Social Work Reading List (and the wider social care sector)

2013 book list written in partnership with Community Care Magazine can be found here.

It is that time of year again. Yes, people are off to start university or return after the well deserved summer break. To mark the occasion, I thought I would put together a list of the fifteen books that helped me through the social work degree and that continue to support my work (not a social worker). Going through my bookshelf there are a number of publishers who produce quality social work and social care texts, but I have to say that my bookshelf is dominated by texts published by Palgrave Macmillan (please also enquire about their online Social Work Toolkit), Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Open University Press/The Mcgraw-Hill Companies, SAGE publications and Oxford University Press. They can be found on twitter;

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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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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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Seventeenth Column

Let’s start off by saying that by the time this is published I have just shy of three months left of my training seeing as my final exam is at the end of May. Continue reading