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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332356
Title:
Employment-based training on alcohol and other drugs in England: bridging the gap
Authors:
Allnock, Debra; Hutchinson, Aisha
Abstract:
The first of its kind in England, this study explored the extent and nature of employer-based training on alcohol and other drugs for social workers working in children's and adults' services. A national survey of workforce development departments was undertaken to find out how social workers are being prepared by their employers for engaging with people who use alcohol and other drugs. Based on a response rate of 46%, the findings show that a majority of departments (82%) provided training on these issues in the year 2011–2012. However, most of this training was not mandatory. These courses are targeted most often at those working in children's services rather than those in adults' services. Most courses are offered at basic or intermediary level, and content of training is covered inconsistently. These findings suggest a need to increase the priority of alcohol and other drugs' training across adults' services in particular and to make this training mandatory, as well as ensuring that staff have adequate time and incentive to attend. Effectiveness of social care practice for all social care practitioners around alcohol and other drugs use could be improved with more focus on training practitioners how to talk to service users about their substance use.
Citation:
Allnock, D., Hutchinson, A. (2014) 'Employment-Based Training on Alcohol and Other Drugs in England: Bridging the Gap' Social Work Education 33 (6):760-773
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Social Work Education
Issue Date:
19-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332356
DOI:
10.1080/02615479.2014.919068
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919068
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0261-5479; 1470-1227
Appears in Collections:
Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorAllnock, Debraen
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Aishaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T12:33:53Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-09T12:33:53Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-19-
dc.identifier.citationAllnock, D., Hutchinson, A. (2014) 'Employment-Based Training on Alcohol and Other Drugs in England: Bridging the Gap' Social Work Education 33 (6):760-773en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1227-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615479.2014.919068-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/332356-
dc.description.abstractThe first of its kind in England, this study explored the extent and nature of employer-based training on alcohol and other drugs for social workers working in children's and adults' services. A national survey of workforce development departments was undertaken to find out how social workers are being prepared by their employers for engaging with people who use alcohol and other drugs. Based on a response rate of 46%, the findings show that a majority of departments (82%) provided training on these issues in the year 2011–2012. However, most of this training was not mandatory. These courses are targeted most often at those working in children's services rather than those in adults' services. Most courses are offered at basic or intermediary level, and content of training is covered inconsistently. These findings suggest a need to increase the priority of alcohol and other drugs' training across adults' services in particular and to make this training mandatory, as well as ensuring that staff have adequate time and incentive to attend. Effectiveness of social care practice for all social care practitioners around alcohol and other drugs use could be improved with more focus on training practitioners how to talk to service users about their substance use.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919068en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work Educationen
dc.subjectsubstance misuseen
dc.subjectalcoholen
dc.subjectdrugsen
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjecttraining and learningen
dc.subjectworkforce developmenten
dc.subjectprofessional developmenten
dc.titleEmployment-based training on alcohol and other drugs in England: bridging the gapen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen
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