Draft Social Work England education standards prioritise employer input

26 February 2019 – Community Care

Draft guidelines published by Social Work England are proposing that social work education providers involve employers and people with lived experience of services throughout the student journey to ensure practitioners qualify equipped for the job.

The new qualifying education and training standards stipulate that social work employers and people who have been in receipt of services “are central to the design and delivery of social work training”, and involved in admissions processes.

The proposals form part of a consultation, which also covers professional standards and fitness to practice processes, by the regulator ahead of its takeover from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It is open until 01.05.2019.


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