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Return to Social Work: Learning Materials

Introduction and user guide

If you have been away from social work practice for some time it can be a daunting and confusing task to return. Over the last five years social work has gone through significant reform and it is likely that there are many areas where you will need to update your knowledge and skills in order to be able to practise effectively when you come back to the profession.

The ‘return to social work’ learning materials are designed as an open-learning resource that can be used flexibly to meet the learning needs of individual returners to the field of children and families social work. Whether you are a social worker looking to return and unsure of what to do next, or an employer looking to provide learning opportunities for your returning staff, you will find a range of useful information, guidance and learning activities to help.