NEW FREE WORKSHOPS – Tackling FGM in MH Services

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Update from the 25th November 2016, The International Day of Elimination Against Women, during the 16 days of activism.    The Department of Health have set up some new free workshops for tackling Female Genital Mutilation in Mental Health services. These workshops are for mental health professionals and will run from February 2017 - March 2017, there are 5 workshops in different parts of the country and

Hospital Social Work Day – 7th December 2016

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Following last year's MCA unwise decision day the APSW Network have agreed to launch and support a national Hospital Social Work Day. This day will be a great opportunity to raise awareness of acute hospital based social work and the exceptional work, practice and passion that this group of social workers bring to what is an increasingly tough role. This day is to highlight and thank these social workers who

Call for Social Worker’s – Information & Technology

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NHS Digital call for social workers to help shape the future of info If you are interested and want to input contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk using the email title "social care research." http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/7488/NHS-Digital-call-for-social-workers-to-help-shape-the-future-of-information-and-technology

ASYE Certification FAQ

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For those who don't know, we now have an FAQ page for the ASYE certification process. We have done this because since taking over the ASYE certification process in November 2015, we have had a number of questions and queries. These are questions we get asked on a regular basis, we thought this would help to save some time for those requesting certificates.

Children and Families ASYE Certificate Handover

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Daisy Bogg Consultancy are no longer producing Children and Families Social Work ASYE certificates, they are now being produced by the Department for Education. All queries and requests for these certificates should be directed to Socialworkreform.SG@education.gov.uk using this spread sheet dfe-certificate-request-spreadsheet Certificates applied for between the 10th October 2016 - 3rd November 2016 have not been done and have been sent over to the DfE. Hopefully these will

SCIE Resources: Using the Mental Capacity Act – New Film

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A new film explains explains the basics of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) for those who may need the protections it offers.  The video, from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is invaluable for anyone who comes across the MCA, from frontline staff to care home owners and from carers to people who use services. The film features people who may have need of the

PSW Survey

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We have recently hosted a survey for all PSW's to take part in and have their say. With the PSW role well established in both Children and Families and Adults social work, the network thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the last few years, as well as think about priorities for the future. The survey gave PSW's the opportunity to identify both achievements

Free Training Sessions – Train the Trainer

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Free Training The Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA to develop tools and resources to support social work practice with carers. We are running 3 free workshops (London, Birmingham and Bristol) to introduce the tools and resources. The workshops are running as train the trainer events so are aimed at people already in a role where they can influence others, including PSWs, Carers, Leads or Workforce

Press release – End of Life Social Work Resource

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Press release New Resource to help people benefit from social work at the end of their life ‘I think the most important support is time, the giving of time, people finding time for you, and the freedom to ask questions. Having someone independent to go to just to talk through and to say ‘I’m upset, I’m confused’ and just to gain reassurance, because it’s an awful

Press Release

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Dear All, We are delighted to announce that our resource, The Role of Social Workers in Palliative, End of Life and Bereavement Care, has just been published at www.apcsw.org.uk/resources/social-work-role-eol.pdf and www.basw.co.uk/the_role_of_social_workers_in_palliative_care This resource aims to ensure that people benefit from good social work at the end of their life, and that those close to them are supported during this time and into bereavement. We want this