SWIIS Foster Care are using the CLF in a number of ways to promote a culture of learning among managers, staff and foster carers.
The Wrap Around Childcare Service have used the personal capabilities to develop as a team and improve their service. Joanne was asked a number of questions around her experience of using the Continuous Learning Framework within her team. Here is what she had to say…
Moray council held an introductory session with a group of managers to explore how they could use the CLF and agree a way forward.
East Lothian Council Social Work Service has recently completed a CLF pilot programme with some Community Care Workers. This has been evaluated and the recommendations are currently being followed through.
The difficulty of aligning the Continuous Learning Framework with pre-existing corporate competency systems has up to now been seen as one of the major hurdles to a more widespread uptake of the CLF. Linda Paterson describes the reasons for matching the CLF with Clackmannanshire’s Performance Review and Development system. She outlines the advantages and the surprising flexibilities of this approach.
Craig McGregor details their CLF journey so far. A journey that started with involving service users, includes steps taken following the use of the CLF organisational audit tool and the plans for using the CLF personal capabilities within supervison.
Max Gallagher describes in detail the thinking and processes that were involved in changing a Person Specification towards one that looks to draw out from the applicant the values that they have. They used a chosen selection of capabilities from the Continuous Learning Framework and the organisation’s values to put a filtering process that involved the actual recruiters. They are working to enable a recruitment process that has a much greater chance of recruiting the right kind of worker.
Liz Sorenson – Regional Learning & Development Manager, talks about how she started using the CLF personal capability: Professional Autonomy to begin to address the issue of accountability training. She outlines the first steps that she took, how this was developed and reflects on the CLF journey so far.
Marianne Hughes job-shares the Practice Learning and Development Manager post at Scottish Borders and Midlothian Councils. She has supported social work students for many years, particularly during their periods of practice learning. When the Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) was introduced, she thought of a way in which it might support social work students to prepare for their practice learning.
Traineeships for Social Care Workers in Shetland – the story so far…