Grow your own social workers: a toolkit

Authors:
NOBLE Janet, HARRIS Jess, MANTHORPE Jill
Publisher:
General Social Care Council
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
86p.
Place of publication:
London

To examine the nature and impact of 'grow your own' schemes in widening access to the social work profession, the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at Kings College London undertook a research project led by the General Social Care Council. The final report highlights the benefits, costs and challenges of different schemes and their impact on higher education course provision, student progression, and recruitment and retention. In particular it examines what works well when there are close relationships between employers and higher education institutions. It confirms that when these activities are well planned and supported, they can generate positive outcomes for both employers and those entering the social work profession.

Subject terms:
qualifications, social work education, social workers, staff development, training, employment;
Content type:
practice guidance
Location(s):
England

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