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Training curriculum guide for social workers

A guide to continuous professional development training for social workers has been published by The College of Social Work.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


The College of Social Work has published a training guide to continuing professional development (CPD) for social workers, which is designed to improve and standardise social worker training in fostering, adoption, special guardianship and family and friends care.

The new ‘Curriculum framework for CPD on planning and supporting permanence’ is designed to be a tool for educators and trainers. It should be used by local authorities, higher education institutions and any other agencies providing fostering and adoption training for social workers.

The guide, which was part funded by the Department for Education, was drafted by social work experts Professor Gillian Schofield and John Simmonds in consultation with a wide group of fostering and adoption professionals and service users.

The guide can be downloaded from The College of Social Work website.

Published 19 November 2013