About Us

Our Work

The work of Learning Network West includes:

  • Providing a range of opportunities to the workforce to be informed of current strategic priorities and practices in social care and delivery.
  • Providing opportunities to the workforce to engage in dialogue that informs and changes practice delivery which enables better outcomes for service users and carers.
  • Sourcing new and innovative placement settings and locations for students studying social work.
  • Facilitating and organising students placements into appropriate settings, based on set criteria from Universities.
  • Ensuring there is linked support to those students where appropriate with identified matched Independent Practice Teachers.
  • Providing the recognised SQA qualification (PDAPL) to current qualified social work staff to enable them to become Practice Teachers.
  • Co-ordinating the delivery of mental health training to social work staff in west Scotland.
  • Support course development
  • Monitoring and evaluating the training and for on-going feedback to Local Authorities and HEI's
  • Providing on-going support to practice assessors.