- 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