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Investing in the Social Service Workforce

Findings of a study on how local public social services are planning, managing and training the social services workforce.

Working for Health and Economic Growth: Investing in the health workforce

People need better access to safe, quality health care, as well as long-term employment. The social and health sectors will have to play a greater role in our economies, and we will need collectively to increase health employment. Investing in health workers is one part of the broader objective of...

Child Welfare Worker Recruitment and Retention Influential Factors and Promising Practices – Review of the Research

A summary of numerous studies and literature across the United States, the report shares the factors that impact readiness and retention levels of new child welfare social workers. Strategies for selective screening and hiring of the most qualified child welfare workers are outlined in the report.

Social Protection for Informal Workers in Asia

Case studies from several countries in Asia provide examples of designing and delivering social protection programs for informal sector workers.

Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2015 Workforce Data

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the paid workforce employed in the social service sector in Scotland at the end of 2015.

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

This edition builds upon the initial publication released in September 2015 and includes competencies for two new sets of workers - Para Professional Social Workers (PSWs) and Para Professional Community Development Workers -  and updates other elements of the document. These competency frameworks...

Healthy Futures: Supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

This report provides case studies demonstrating the impact of integrated mental health and other health services by providers and carers.

Child Protective Services Workforce Analysis and Recommendations

This paper is a companion piece to the initial Child Protective Services (CPS) report and has three main goals. The first is to identify the current issues remaining with in the CPS system that contribute to high turnover.

Local mapping – What are we learning from the local contexts in terms of challenges for the workforce?

This resource provides an overview of learnings from four countries to understand and address current challenges faced by the workforce.

Key Findings and Recommendations: Isibindi mid-term review

This report is a compilation of data of the impact half-way through the five-year Isibindi program, and it makes recommendations for meeting or surpassing targets by the end of the program in 2018.

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