Presentation on theme: "1 Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection The Role and Expectations of the Scottish Social Services Council."— Presentation transcript:
1 Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection The Role and Expectations of the Scottish Social Services Council
2 The Role of SSSC Regulatory function Monitoring activity Quality Assuring the SW (Hons) degree Quality Enhancement of the SW (Hons) degree Learning and Development Adviser role with HEIs SSSC role with Employer agencies and Learning Networks
3 Expectations Embedding from September 2007 HEI role and responsibilities – embedding at appropriate level in each year of the degree Employer role and responsibilities – assessing at appropriate level in provided pl opportunity Partnership arrangements – “employers, agencies providing plo and practice teachers will need to work together with HEIs” Innovation and creativity - “a need to establish creative partnership arrangements between and across agencies” Newly qualified worker expectation re induction
4 Frequently asked questions Are there actually only 2 requirements? Where can we find a statement about the SSSC expectations? Does assessed work undertaken prior to Key Capabilities “count”? Do Key Capabilities apply to DipSW students? What if we can’t provide the necessary opportunities for graduating students in spite of best efforts?
5 Frequently Asked Questions (cont) Can students draw on extra-curricular activities, such as paid sessional employment or voluntary work? How will we quality assure Key Capabilities to keep them “current”? Can we simulate situations for the requirement to assess child or parenting capacity, the way we used to when there were, eg, no appropriate anti-racist opportunities for students?
6 Final Thoughts Interest from the other UK Councils Interest from other disciplines eg Early Years, Nursing Interest from other client group eg vulnerable adults Interest from abroad, eg Australia Implications for post-qualifying expectations Support for External Examiners