Building & Maintaining Bridges. Learning the Lessons on the Journey to Involvement.
Learning the Lessons on the Journey to Involvement
“We think the most important qualities for social service workers are anti-discriminatory values, respectful attitudes and very good personal communication skills. Users and carers should be involved in training workers to make sure people understand why this is important.”
(Users and Carers Panel, 21st Century Review).
John Dow, Richard Ingram & Jim Sinclair
Lecturer in Social Work
University of Dundee
University of DundeeMSc Social Work2005-2007
Social Work Education in Scotland
Launched in 2003 following on from action plan for Social Services
Workforce (April 2002)
Scottish Voices; service users, carers and professionals working together to influence Social Work education at a National Level
Addressing Barriers to Participation: Service User Involvement in Social Work Training
What’s needed to achieve real, sustainable, meaningful involvement and INFLUENCE?
Failure to empower user and carers to gain positions within organisations such as SCIE, SWAP, IRISS, SWIA etc, and to allow specific user and carer groups to evaluate the effectiveness of the process of user and carer INFLUENCE from involvement.