We’ve commissioned a five-year longitudinal study exploring the experiences of NQSWs as they progress in their careers.
The study aims to provide a broad view of NQSW professional development across Scotland. Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Dundee are leading the study. It seeks to capture professional experiences, report on observed practice and trace the professional journey of NQSWs over their first five years to develop a national picture.
The research will consider how NQSWs:
We’re developing recommendations for a national approach for an assessed and supported year for NQSWs in Scotland.
We will support pilot projects in three test sites and following a formal evaluation will develop recommendations.
Working in partnership with the pilot sites we’ll create the evidence base and recommendations for a viable and sustainable NQSW supported year framework to ensure more effective and consistent support to NQSWs.
The video below features the lead officers from Angus, Aberdeenshire and Learning Network West discussing their experiences of taking part in the newly qualified social workers (NQSW) pilot project for a supported and assessed first year.
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