Action to tackle fitness to practise inequalities limited by lack of data on social workers, says regulator – Community Care

Action to tackle fitness to practise inequalities limited by lack of data on social workers, says regulator – Community Care

Social Work England EDI plan: key points
Reviewing the way it seeks diversity data from social workers in order to increase the response rate (Jan-March 2023).
Embedding, and training staff in, its new approach to conducting equality impact assessments of its work (January to June 2022).
Commissioning research in relation to a sample of fitness to practise cases to identify themes related to the protected characteristics of social workers in concerns raised by the public (January to March 2023, subject to budget).
Ensuring EDI issues are considered in decisions to refer fitness to practise cases to the regulator’s decision review group (January to March 2022).
Developing learning outcomes for what should be expected of social workers, on qualification, including in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion and anti-oppressive practice (September 2022).
Reviewing the benefits of anonymous recruitment to Social Work England, and implementing accordingly (July to September 2022).
Analysing staff leavers’ questionnaires, grievances, disciplinaries, promotions and probation extensions by diversity to identify any inequalities (January to March 2023).
Piloting a positive action mentoring scheme for staff with protected characteristics (January to March 2023).

https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2022/02/18/action-to-tackle-fitness-to-practise-inequalities-limited-by-lack-of-data-on-social-workers-says-regulator/

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