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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Alcohol And Other Drugs In Social Work Practice: Identifying The Extent Of Employment-Based Training In Children’s And Adults’ Services In England



Key findings

  • Most social care workforce and learning development departments provide access to AOD training, however most courses are not mandatory.
  • More training was aimed at social care professionals in Children’s Social Care than in Adults’ Social Care.
  • While social workers may be confident in many areas of their work, research has indicated that they are less confident about their work in relation to AOD use.
  • Ensuring that social care professionals receive training in AOD use is a crucial step towards supporting them to provide an effective service to service users with problematic AOD use and to address the gap left by qualifying social work programmes.  > > > >  Read More