Tracking the Learning and Development Needs of Newly Qualified Social Workers (2007)
Commissioned by Skills for Care South West
The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work
Director: Professor Keith Brown
Research Team: Brown, K., Immins, T., Bates, N., Keen, S., Parker, J., Gray, I. and Rutter, L.
Year of Publication: 2007
The Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University was commissioned by Skills for Care South West to identify and track the various learning and development needs of newly qualified social workers graduating with the social work degree in the South West region. More specifically, to track newly qualified social workers through their first year of employment, evaluate their perceptions of the effectiveness of the new social work degree and their induction and/or probation periods, and to track their progress towards post-qualifying social work education as part of their continuing professional development. In addition, the perspectives of people who use services, carers and line managers have been sought, on the learning and development needs of these newly qualified social workers.