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The times they are a changing - post qualifying training needs of social work managers

Watson, Joan E.R., University of Strathclyde (2008) The times they are a changing - post qualifying training needs of social work managers. Social Work Education, 27 (3). pp. 318-333. ISSN 0261-5479

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The article will focus on the changing role of social work managers in the light of recent legislation and policy; the integration agenda; the changing relationship between statutory and voluntary agencies; and the rising expectations of service users and carers. It will link these changes to the ongoing political and societal context in which social work is practised. The importance of effective social work management will be emphasised in the context of the recent enquiries into the deaths and long-term abuse of service users. It will consider the issues for training and development of social work managers and will conclude by considering the issues for providers of training and development, with particular reference to post qualifying academic social work management courses. It will highlight the types of learning experiences social work managers require, outline consultations with students and agencies, and suggest issues for the future.