Information on Qualifications
The Children’s Social Care Academy encourages the professional development of all staff across the service. If a member of staff is exploring qualifications it is important to consider the following:
- There must be an identified need at an individual level that is matched to the need of the service.
- The Academy currently has funding streams of the Open University Social Work Degree and Post Qualifying Children and Families Studies. The Academy is not in a position to fund Diplomas in social care at present.
- If a member of staff is self funding a qualification related to a service need, The Academy encourages staff to negotiate study time with their manager.