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Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2015 Workforce Data

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the paid workforce employed in the social service sector in Scotland at the end of 2015.

Workforce Development Planning and Assessment Tool Kit

This resource includes many components for conducting a needs assessment and helping to plan and develop the workforce at US state agencies.

Disability Inclusion: Translating policy into practice in humanitarian action

This resource highlights key protection concerns for persons with disabilities and how to increase technical capacity and skills for better inclusion in humanitarian settings.

Fact Sheet: Measuring the Strength of National Social Service Systems

Indicators from PEPFAR help governments and their partners know where their investments are paying off and where to push harder.

Para Professionals in the Social Service Workforce: Guiding Principles, Functions and Competencies - 2nd Edition

Now in French! Cette 2éme édition inclut des compétences pour 2 nouveaux groupes de travailleurs : les travailleurs sociaux para-professionnels & les agents para-professionnels de développement communautaire.

From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

Towards the Right Care for Children: Orientations for reforming alternative care systems in Africa, Asia, Latin America

The report shows how regulation, inspection and oversight of alternative provision is underfunded and underprioritized. The report highlights the need and importance of workforce development, including training, conditions, qualifications and numbers, needed in order to for reforms in care to be...

Strengthening the Workforce to Support Community Living and Participation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities: Proceedings of a workshop

This report is a summary of a workshop aimed to identify how the health care workforce can be strengthened to support both community living and community participation for adults with disabilities and older adults.

‘This word volunteer is killing us’: Making sense of volunteering in social welfare provision for orphans and vulnerable children in rural Zimbabwe

This qualitative study explored how volunteers delivering social welfare to orphans and vulnerable children through a community initiative supported by donors made sense of volunteering during a period of hyperinflation in Zimbabwe. Volunteering masked the cost of participation, thereby potentially...

Improving Child Wellbeing and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of social protection

Adequate transfer size, availability of child care services, greater use of sensitisation opportunities, and appropriate roles and responsibilities for social workers and other programme staff are crucial for improving positive impacts and reducing potential negative side effects.

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