We’ve produced a new online resource to support social workers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be particularly useful for social workers returning to frontline services, those joining the temporary social worker register and others redeployed to a different role than usual.
With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, it will be necessary for health and social care staff to be deployed to work in frontline care services they may be unfamiliar with. Temporary workers and volunteers are also being recruited to support services.
The Open University’s Early Childhood team and the Scottish Government have developed a free online course, Identifying and supporting additional support needs in early learning and childcare, for early learning and childcare (ELC) practitioners.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty for social work students so we’ve agreed contingency plans with the Heads of Social Work Programmes in Scotland to help mitigate the impact on them.
Another 98 Dementia Champions and 45 Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) will graduate today from specialist dementia training programmes aimed at improving the care and support for people living with dementia in Scottish hospitals, care homes and community settings.
Early learning and childcare (ELC) staff are receiving new help to inspire young children in science and maths.
A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning package, developed in partnership with the Scottish Government and the University of the West of Scotland, provides multimedia resources and activities for staff to help babies and children to develop curiosity in the world around them.