Calling all Social Workers!

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NHS Digital are inviting as many social workers as possible all across children’s and adults’ services in England, to share their experiences and suggestions. This can be done by completing a very quick survey. Please share this with all your social work colleagues, in which ever way you can! The survey is available to take part in until the 24th January 2017. By completing the short

Adults PSW Network Blog Page

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Keep up to date with blogs and events by checking out this page, it is updated all the time with new blogs from many people. By having this page all the blogs which are relatable to Adult Social Work are able to read all in one place. The page also keeps up to date with current subjects and creates a good build up to events. Page

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