Tag: Learning and Development

Social Work Adult Residential and Registered Services Workshop – 2nd July 2019


Managers and supervisors working across Social Work adult residential and registered services came together for an afternoon workshop focused on workforce development.

The agenda covered:

  • A review of workforce learning and development needs, including registration requirements, mandatory and core training alongside more specific and specialist learning and development activities linked to roles, responsibilities and developing practice
  • A focused discussion on services commitment towards the development of the young workforce and supporting further development in relation to health and social care career pathways. This featured mentoring with thought given to how this could be further developed across services and employees encouraged to access the distance learning mentoring course currently offered free by Forth Valley College.
  • A spotlight on modern learning drawing on a range of methods such as online modules, work and team based learning and traditional training. Time was allocated to discuss the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) learning zone and in particular the Open Badge programme where learners can have their continuous learning and development recognised through the assessment of short pieces of written reflective practice leading to electronic certification and the opportunity to develop a learning portfolio.

Evaluation of the session……

A follow up session is planned for 16th August 2019 when a short life working group will meet and use the feedback from the workshop to identify next steps and inform the learning and development programme for 2019-20.

Click one of the images below to flick through our gallery of pictures taken on the day.

Online Safety Live


The UK Safer Internet Centre are delivering a FREE 2 hour Online Safety update on

Friday 11th October 2019, 09:30 – 12:00

Bringing the latest in Online Safety to your doorstep.

Open to all who work with children and young people, this event will give you the latest in research, legislation, technology, tools and resources along with exclusive access to the presentation and resource materials.

Also available, straight after this session – an exclusive 30min introduction to SELMA – our project tackling the problem of online hate speech by promoting mutual awareness, tolerance, and respect. We’re excited to say that we have just launched a free and extensive new resource which we want to share with you.

The extra session is not mandatory; you will be given the choice as to whether you want to stay on the day. If you are interested in hacking hate, reducing online hate speech, and improving emotional literacy for your students, this is a must-see project. We hope you can join us.

To register to attend, see the EventBrite page below:

Online Safety Live Event 11/10/2019

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and Values for the “Children’s Workforce” in Scotland


If, through your work, you help to improve the wellbeing of children, young people and families then the Common Core is valid for you and demonstrating its characteristics and values will make you better able to meet their needs.

The Scottish Government report –Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and the Values for the Children’s Workforce in Scotland– draws on the views of children and young people about what they want from those who work with them. It also reflects the areas of agreement from respondents to a public consultation.

So no-one should be surprised by the content of the Common Core, but the question to ask is not whether you demonstrate the characteristics within the Common Core, but how well you do it.