Why you should bother about social work continuing professional development
I saw this on the Guardian website and it might interest you to know about all of the changes which are quickly happening in England and Wales with regard to post qualifying and Continuing Professional Development training to keep your social work registration.
To summarise, the GSCC will end this year (July 2012) and there will be stricter guidelines to evidence continuing learning by the new Health council who will now oversee our professional registration.
They are clear that Social Workers will need to evidence reflective professional practice with a portfolio of learning for 2 years instead of the current 3 years.
For those of who sign up to our training you will receive not just training but, reflective logs, feedback and other portfolio information which meets the requirements of the new registration criteria, you are already ahead of the game in developing your portfolio of evidence.
To see this story with its related links on the guardian.co.uk site, go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/ social-care-network/2012/mar/ 06/professional-development- social-workers
“Professional development for social workers ? why bother?”
Hilary Tompsett explains how professional development will be affected by the impending closure of the General Social Care Council
Tuesday March 6 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ social-care-network/2012/mar/ 06/professional-development- social-workers