Caring in action

The Carers Action Plan (CAP) and its implementation is a cornerstone of social care policy and social workers have a vital role to play in delivering its benefits.

The Department of Health and Social Care's carers policy team have worked hard to make sure carers have co-produced the Carers Action Plan and the actions within it really do deliver positive differences in their lives.

Our dedicated departmental colleague Anita Wadhawan highlights progress to date...

Celebrating, developing and supporting our approved mental health professionals

Conference attendees silhouettes

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) have one of the most challenging and stressful jobs in mental health. They work 24 hours a day to organise Mental Health Act assessments - a voice of respected professional challenge. Skills for Care are hosting a day of debates, presentations and workshops in their London offices to share best practice and establish a cross-agency action plan for AMHPs. Read on to find out more!

You never stop learning as a social worker - but a good start helps

Nicola Shawyer on her graduation day, throwimg her mortar board high in the air and smiling

Our Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo recently attended the London Borough of Bexley Adult Social Work forum where she met consultant social worker, Nicola Shawyer. Nicola's story of continuous professional development to improve her practice, that of the students she supervises, and its impact on improving outcomes for vulnerable people, is exemplified in an innovative induction pack of her own devising. Social workers in training? Start here!