Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection PEPE Conference Edinburgh  Wednesday 23 rd  January 2008 Helen Whincup and M...
Scottish Context <ul><li>New 4 year Honours Degree in Social Work (generic) </li></ul><ul><li>2 year Post-Graduate (generi...
Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education (IRRIS) <ul><li>A collaboration of all 9 Scottish Universities ...
Child Protection Development  and Training Project <ul><li>Evaluative audit of teaching and learning in relation to Child ...
Relevant Frameworks <ul><li>Scottish Credit and Qualifications  Framework (SCQF) </li></ul><ul><li>Standards in Social Wor...
Terminology <ul><li>Different practitioners have different definitions of child protection </li></ul><ul><li>Key Capabilit...
The Key Capabilities <ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Profe...
Purpose of Key Capabilities <ul><li>To ensure that  all  social workers at the point of qualifying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Context  <ul><li>Qualifying social work programmes are generic, Key Capabilities sit within this context. </li></ul><ul><l...
Practice Learning <ul><li>Underpinning Key Capabilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever practice learning opportunity a studen...
Practice Learning <ul><li>In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>“ during one of their assessed practice learning opportunities, s...
Practice Learning Opportunities: <ul><li>Ethical and Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes for service user, student and o...
Outcome <ul><li>Every qualified social worker should emerge having undertaken an assessment of a child or parenting capaci...
Status <ul><li>“ Key Capabilities developed by the project must now be embedded in the teaching and learning of social wor...
Key Capabilities website <ul><li>www.iriss.ac.uk/keycapabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Includes:  </li></ul><ul><li>Examples o...
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  1. 1. Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection PEPE Conference Edinburgh Wednesday 23 rd January 2008 Helen Whincup and Margaret Bruce University of Dundee
  2. 2. Scottish Context <ul><li>New 4 year Honours Degree in Social Work (generic) </li></ul><ul><li>2 year Post-Graduate (generic) </li></ul><ul><li>Registration with Scottish Social Services Council </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist teams </li></ul>
  3. 3. Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education (IRRIS) <ul><li>A collaboration of all 9 Scottish Universities teaching social work </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2003 to “ bring about transformational change in the education and training of Scottish social workers” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Child Protection Development and Training Project <ul><li>Evaluative audit of teaching and learning in relation to Child Care and Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Establish how these would be embedded. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Relevant Frameworks <ul><li>Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) </li></ul><ul><li>Standards in Social Work Education </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Social Services Council: Codes of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Charter and Framework for Standards </li></ul>
  6. 6. Terminology <ul><li>Different practitioners have different definitions of child protection </li></ul><ul><li>Key Capabilities refer to ‘child protection’ in the context of child care and meeting children’s needs, rather than the investigative interviewing process. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Key Capabilities <ul><li>Effective Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge and Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Confidence and Competence </li></ul><ul><li>Values and Ethical Practice </li></ul>
  8. 8. Purpose of Key Capabilities <ul><li>To ensure that all social workers at the point of qualifying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>are aware of their roles and responsibilities in respect of children and young people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are able to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to child care and protection. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Context <ul><li>Qualifying social work programmes are generic, Key Capabilities sit within this context. </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution Key Capabilities can make to generic teaching and learning </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice Learning <ul><li>Underpinning Key Capabilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever practice learning opportunity a student is engaged in they must be able to evidence their knowledge and application of child care and protection, as it is relevant to their setting. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practice Learning <ul><li>In addition: </li></ul><ul><li>“ during one of their assessed practice learning opportunities, students should undertake an assessment of a child or of parenting capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>The student may not necessarily be primary case holder rather they might be co-working within or across organisations.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Practice Learning Opportunities: <ul><li>Ethical and Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes for service user, student and organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Creative links within and between teams </li></ul>
  13. 13. Outcome <ul><li>Every qualified social worker should emerge having undertaken an assessment of a child or parenting capacity. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Status <ul><li>“ Key Capabilities developed by the project must now be embedded in the teaching and learning of social work degree programmes to ensure that a consistent approach is adopted.” </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Peacock MSP </li></ul><ul><li>13 th June 2006 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Key Capabilities website <ul><li>www.iriss.ac.uk/keycapabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of embedding </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently asked questions </li></ul><ul><li>Links to key documents </li></ul><ul><li>Information from the SSSC </li></ul><ul><li>Information from workshops </li></ul>

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