The nature and extent of substance use education in qualifying social work programmes in England

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332594
Title:
The nature and extent of substance use education in qualifying social work programmes in England
Authors:
Galvani, Sarah; Allnock, Debra
Abstract:
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) use is a common feature of modern social work practice. Concerns about the problematic use of such substances cross all areas of social work practice, including adults' and children's social care. In England, surveys have highlighted social workers' experiences of AOD education during their qualifying social work training. However, this study sought the perspectives of the social work educators. Its primary aim was to explore the nature and extent of education on AODs on the qualifying social work programmes in England. Using an online survey tool, all qualifying social work programme leads were invited to take part (n = 157). Fewer than half responded (40%, n = 63). Initial findings appeared positive suggesting that 94% of responding qualifying programmes provided some teaching and learning on AODs. Further analysis revealed significant variation in what is taught and the depth of coverage. It highlighted a lack of consistency across programmes and possible over-reporting. However, the majority of respondents felt that teaching and learning on AOD use should be a higher priority for their qualifying social work programmes.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Galvani, S., Allnock, D. (2014) 'The Nature and Extent of Substance Use Education in Qualifying Social Work Programmes in England' Social Work Education, 33 (5):573-588
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Social Work Education
Issue Date:
18-Jun-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/332594
DOI:
10.1080/02615479.2014.919067
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919067
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 FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGalvani, Sarahen
dc.contributor.authorAllnock, Debraen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T12:59:54Z-
dc.date.available2014-10-09T12:59:54Z-
dc.date.issued2014-06-18-
dc.identifier.citationGalvani, S., Allnock, D. (2014) 'The Nature and Extent of Substance Use Education in Qualifying Social Work Programmes in England' Social Work Education, 33 (5):573-588en
dc.identifier.issn0261-5479-
dc.identifier.issn1470-1227-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02615479.2014.919067-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/332594-
dc.description.abstractAlcohol and other drug (AOD) use is a common feature of modern social work practice. Concerns about the problematic use of such substances cross all areas of social work practice, including adults' and children's social care. In England, surveys have highlighted social workers' experiences of AOD education during their qualifying social work training. However, this study sought the perspectives of the social work educators. Its primary aim was to explore the nature and extent of education on AODs on the qualifying social work programmes in England. Using an online survey tool, all qualifying social work programme leads were invited to take part (n = 157). Fewer than half responded (40%, n = 63). Initial findings appeared positive suggesting that 94% of responding qualifying programmes provided some teaching and learning on AODs. Further analysis revealed significant variation in what is taught and the depth of coverage. It highlighted a lack of consistency across programmes and possible over-reporting. However, the majority of respondents felt that teaching and learning on AOD use should be a higher priority for their qualifying social work programmes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02615479.2014.919067en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Social Work Educationen
dc.subjectalcoholen
dc.subjectdrugsen
dc.subjectteachingen
dc.subjectlearningen
dc.subjectqualifying educationen
dc.subjectsocial worken
dc.subjectcurriculumen
dc.titleThe nature and extent of substance use education in qualifying social work programmes in Englanden
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work Educationen
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