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  1. Facing the Future – Tackling drugs in the new decade Workforce Development Tracey McFall, Deputy Head, STRADA

  2. What do we need to tackle drug in the new decade? • Government commitment • Policy Drive • Evidence Based treatment – what works? • Access to treatment • Equality of accessibility • Services that fit the needs • Recovery focus? • Skilled workforce • Skilled leaders

  3. Scotland • Centres of Excellence set up • Each focused on sector of field and workforce • Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) • Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) • Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities • Scottish Institute for Residential Childcare • Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland • Dementia Services Development Centre

  4. Scottish Experience • Government commitment – Centres of excellence • Policy drive - Recovery, Alcohol Framework • Workforce development – 2010 (local model) • Recovery – New approach to working with people within the drug and alcohol field • The Continuous Learning Framework – “sets out what people need to do their job well now and in the future and describes what employers need to do to support them” – Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and IRISS

  5. Recovery • What have we learned in Scotland • Recovery consortium • Recovery Academy • Recovery Champions?? • Workforce development in relation to recovery focus • Core competencies • Words of caution!!!!

  6. Future of workforce development • Spending review – uncertain future? • Impact of workforce development – front line? (are we being asked to do more?) • Impact on service delivery • Impact on service design • Impact on Quality • Competitive Market – Alliances/Protection • Impact on policies – Recovery, Child Protection

  7. Questions • How important is workforce development of your role/team/organisation? • How important is workforce development in the current climate? • What part do you need to play in the continuation of workforce development in your role/team/organisation? • What training/workforce developments gaps are there in your role/team/organisation/sector? • What would you like to say to policy makers in relation to your fears as to workforce development?

  8. Contact Details • Tracey McFall • Deputy Head, STRADA • 0141 330 2400 • t.mcfall@gla.ac.uk • www.projectstrada.org

  9. Relevant Websites/Information • http://scottishgovernment.gov.uk • http://www.iriss.org.uk/ • http://www.continuouslearningframework.com/clf/home/welcome-to-the-continuous-learning-framework-website.html • http://www.sdrconsortium.org/ • http://www.sssc.uk.com/ • http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/05/27095252/0 (National guidance for protecting children – Consultation September 2010) • http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/270114/0080414.pdf (Framework for Action)