Course to retain foreign social workers in the UK

The programme is expected to increase retention of staff trained overseas

29 October 2009: For foreign social workers in the UK, a social enterprise has come out with a special course designed to assist them adapt to the UK practice.

The development is significant as the course is expected to go a long way in increasing the retention of staff trained overseas. As of now, the directors of children’s services apparently believe that overseas recruitment can be unsuccessful because the staff does not stay long enough to justify their investment.

Available information suggests the two-day induction course has been developed by former chief executive of the British Association for Adoption & Fostering Felicity Collier, along with director of social enterprise KSL Kevin Skinner, a consultant with the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC).

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