Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF)

The PCF has now been taken over by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) along with several other TCSW resources including and archive of previously asked Knowledge @ The College questions and the back catalogue of Social Work Matters magazines.

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Qualifying Programme Endorsement

The Qualifying Programme (QP) endorsement framework will be temporarily hosted by the Greater Lancashire Social Work Education and Training (GLSWET) Network. This will support continuity and enable the work of the QP endorsement scheme to be taken forward, pending wider policy decisions about the future regulation of qualifying programmes.

ASYE Certification

The Dept. of Health has tendered for a new supplier for the PSW Networks, ASYE Certification and hosting of government commissioned resources. They are in the process of awarding the contract and will provide an update when the contracting process is complete.

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Qualification Verification

For replacement certificates, or verification of any previous social work related qualifications, please visit Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) who will be delivering this service going forward.

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Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance tailored specifically for social workers and social work practice can be obtained from the following organisations.

Packages differ significantly, so please do check your insurance requirements before purchasing.

TCSW Publications and Resources

TCSW owned documents have now passed to BASW for hosting, these include Roles and Functions of Social Workers, GP’s and Social Workers: Partners for Better Care and a range of Curriculum Guides.

The future ownership of government commissioned resources including The Care Act Guide 2015 and BIA Capabilities are included in the DH tender process and will be announced shortly.

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