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Newly Qualified Social Worker programme : Final evaluation report (2008 to 2011)

Carpenter, J, Patsios, D, Wood, M, Platt, D, Shardlow, S, McLaughlin, H, Scholar, HF, Haines, C, Wong, C and Blewiit, J 2012, Newly Qualified Social Worker programme : Final evaluation report (2008 to 2011) , Other, Department for Education, London.

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Abstract

The Newly Qualified Social Worker (NQSW) programme was originally established in 2008 as a three year project involving the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) working with employers to deliver a comprehensive programme of support to newly qualified social workers (NQSWs). At the time of writing, the programme is in its fourth year. The programme was designed to ensure that NQSWs receive consistent, high quality support and that those supervising them are confident in their skills to provide support. It aimed to contribute to increasing the number of people who continue their long-term career within social work with children and families. It had the specific objectives of: * Helping NQSWs improve their skills, competence and confidence as child and family social workers in a systematic manner during their first year of practice. * Enabling employers to provide focused supervision, support and guidance. * Contributing towards NQSWs’ post-registration training and learning; and * Improving job satisfaction and promoting retention within the children’s social worker workforce. This report presents findings from the national evaluation of the first three years of the programme 2008-2011, covering three cohorts of NQSWs. It includes a summary of the policy and practice context of the NQSW programme; summative findings on participation in the programme, its implementation and the outcomes for NQSWs, making comparisons between the three cohorts; a set of organisational case studies to show how the programme was implemented in different organisations; and a thematic analysis of the findings concerning key elements of the programme: implementation and impact, supervision, assessing outcomes and evidencing achievement, and recruitment and retention of NQSWs.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: Department for Education
ISBN: 9781781051276
Funders: Department for Education
Depositing User: HF Scholar
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2015 16:11
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2015 16:11
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35242

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