2007
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2006.00465.x
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Abstract: A B S T R AC TTwenty years after survey evidence showed that UK social work students could complete their training without having learnt about or worked with children, new research suggests little has changed. There is still no guarantee that any student on qualification will have been taught about or assessed in communication skills with children and young people. This is despite the claim that the pre-registration award provides teaching and assessment in core generic skills as a foundation for the developme… Show more

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“…Without the advocacy of diverse stakeholders and the leadership of the Australian professional social work body, the course/module discussed in this paper may not have been developed. The Child-Centred Practice course was designed to increase social work students' knowledge and skills in collaborating, to communicate with children in diverse practice settings, which is a national and international area of concern in social Social Work Education 41 work education (Clare & Mevik, 2008;Healy & Meagher, 2007;Lefevre, 2013;Lefevre et al, 2008;Luckock et al, 2006Luckock et al, , 2007Mullin & Canning, 2006;Smith, 2006). This paper provided an Australian example of the opportunities and tensions involved when embarking on collaborative strategies and research aimed at influencing the child wellbeing content of the social work curriculum.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 96%
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“…Without the advocacy of diverse stakeholders and the leadership of the Australian professional social work body, the course/module discussed in this paper may not have been developed. The Child-Centred Practice course was designed to increase social work students' knowledge and skills in collaborating, to communicate with children in diverse practice settings, which is a national and international area of concern in social Social Work Education 41 work education (Clare & Mevik, 2008;Healy & Meagher, 2007;Lefevre, 2013;Lefevre et al, 2008;Luckock et al, 2006Luckock et al, , 2007Mullin & Canning, 2006;Smith, 2006). This paper provided an Australian example of the opportunities and tensions involved when embarking on collaborative strategies and research aimed at influencing the child wellbeing content of the social work curriculum.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…Keywords: Social Work Education; Collaboration; Children; Communication Skills; Social Work Research; Child-Centred Practice; Child Protection Background International social work researchers and educators have been advocating for social work graduates to be consistently taught effective ways of communicating with children (Lefevre, 2013;Lefevre, Tanner, & Luckock, 2008;Luckock et al, 2006;Luckock, Lefevre, & Tanner, 2007;Mullin & Canning, 2006;Smith, 2006). Concerns have also been raised by Australian researchers about social work graduates feeling unprepared for practice with children (Clare & Mevik, 2008;Healy & Meagher, 2007).…”
Section: Collaborating To Focus On Children In Australian Social Workmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…The information from this audit would establish whether the earlier findings of Triseliotis and Marsh (1996) and Luckock et al . (2007) still held true.…”
Section: Contextmentioning
confidence: 91%
“…Over ten years later, Luckock et al . 's (2007) research in England indicated that there was no guarantee that social work students ‘will have been taught about or assessed in communication skills with children and young people’ (p. 192) or that they will ‘undertake direct practice with children during training’ (p. 195).…”
Section: Contextmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In 2007, Luckock, Lefevre and Tanner researched teaching and assessment of social work students with regard to their communication skills with children and young people, noting that there is no guarantee that social work students will have been taught about or assessed in communication skills with children and young people [17]. In Scotland similar findings of an audit of qualifying social work programmes led to the development of a set of Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection, which have effective communication as one of the four overarching areas of the framework [18].…”
Section: Difficulty With the Process Of Engaging With The Childmentioning
confidence: 99%