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£2,000 boost for new social workers
2:43pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Health
EVERY newly-qualified social worker could benefit from £2,000 to boost their learning and development.
The plans were announced by the Government Children’s Minister Tim Loughton and Care Services Minister Paul Burstow.
They said that funding would make sure that all newly-qualified social workers would receive extra support in their first year of practice.
That would help them to become confident, competent professionals.
Mr Burstow said: “This programme will make a practical difference to newly- qualified social workers by ensuring that they are supported in their first job and they will therefore now have a better chance of becoming really good social workers.
“The aim of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment is to help newly- qualified social workers develop their skills, improve their knowledge and strengthen their professional confidence.
“It will provide them with access to regular support and ongoing assessment by their employer.”