Graduates Encouraged to Train in Social Care

UK Government urges the introduction of a new social care initiative to combat falling trust of social care industry and put pressure on existing care workers to under go further training.
By: Britannia Safety and Training
Dec. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- A lot of criticism has been bundled about recently regarding the state of the UK’s social care industry. As we hear more harrowing stories in the news of children that have been let down by the social care industry the UK Government have been trying to answer these criticisms.

Education Secretary Michael Gove said in a recent press conference regarding the state of social work;

“The state is currently failing in its duty to keep our children safe”

Social work is not perhaps one of the main professions that graduates think of when leaving University but the current government is trying to do what it can to change this. After turning round the teaching profession by introducing the Teach First initiative under the last Labour Government the Coalitions is now hoping to follow in it’s footsteps with social care.

The College of Social Work is set to run a new programme called ‘Frontline’ that will provide short, intense training to graduates who are interested in entering the profession. Once this is in place the profession will be open to wider recognition for its work, reducing the stigma that can be associated with social care and encouraging more people into the industry will go miles for the industry.

It must not be forgotten however that the existing social care structure that we have in the UK is still under pressure for its regular failings. Perhaps the biggest way to reduce this is to improve the standard of training that social care workers receive. This is the case both for new recruits, regardless of their career background, and for existing social care workers.

Constant evolution in terms of the processes and legal procedures that are required in the public social care industry means that it is important to keep training. Whether the work is being undertaken in the private or public industry there are various centres around the country that offer comprehensive social care training. Such courses will generally cover a wide range of topics from health and safety, supervision and people management to providing best practice advice for dealing with mental health patients and reporting.

Improving the standards in the care industry and removing the stigma associated with social and care work will mean a better deal for our younger generation.

Britannia Safety and Training offer social care training courses in Norwich, Norfolk. For more informational please visit
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