Here you will find short descriptions and links to a variety of online resources related to social care, including training, employment, general background links and local authority websites.
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General Social Care Council.
Skills for Care
University and Colleges Admissions Service
Social Work Student Site
Voluntary Sector Studies
Working for a Charity
NHS Business Services Authority
The NHSBSA was established in 2006 to undertake a range of administration services for the NHS and social care bodies, including the NHS bursary scheme. In April 2007, the administration of the social work bursary scheme transferred from the General Social Care Council to the NHS Business Services Authority where it runs alongside the NHS bursary scheme.
Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
CWDC is one of five bodies forming the UK Skills For Care and Development Sector Skills Council and coordinates the Children's Workforce Network. It aims to improve the lives of children and young people. It does this by ensuring that the people working with children have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice. It will also help children and young people's organisations and services to work together so that the child is at the centre of all services.
Ofsted - the Office for Standards in Education is the inspectorate for children and learners in England. From April 2007 Ofsted’s remit has expanded to include the children’s services work of the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), together with the Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS) inspection remit of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Court Administration (HMICA) and the inspection work of the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI). The organisation’s full title has changed to The Office for Standards in Education, Children Services and Skills but it will continue to be known as Ofsted.
National Extension College
The National Extension College provides flexible learning materials, which can be used by colleges, independent trainers and employers in care homes, large care groups, hospitals and local authorities to support care training.
Information on social work training and regulation in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales