Consultation outcome

Reforming the Social Work Bursary

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Detail of outcome

The government response to the consultation sets out how and why the social work bursary is being reformed.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 14 May 2012 12:00am to
27 July 2012 11:45pm

Summary

A consultation reviewing the social work bursary scheme to ensure it attracts high quality candidates to study and work as social workers.

Documents

Social Work Bursary Consultation Document

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Social Work Bursary Consultation Impact Assessment

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Consultation description

This consultation reviewed the social work bursary scheme in order to ensure it continues to attract sufficient high quality candidates to come forward to study and work as social workers.

The response sets out how and why the bursary is being reformed. The new arrangements are:

  • keep an undergraduate bursary for years 2 and 3 to support those unable to work part-time due to course commitments

  • maintain the postgraduate bursary as it is to ensure a continuation of highly qualified graduates

  • cap the number of undergraduate and post-graduate bursary recipients to ensure a sufficient supply of high quality students is maintained

  • practice placement travel expenses will continue to be paid to eligible students who do not receive a bursary.

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