Scottish First-line Managers’ Views of Newly Qualified Social Workers’ Preparedness for Practice

Year: 2014
Author: Vicki Welch, Jennifer Lerpiniere, Emma Young

The study involved a series of online contacts with a panel of 26 managers with current or recent experience of managing newly qualified social workers (NQSWs).

These participants were asked to provide scaled judgements of ‘readiness’ or ‘preparedness’ for practice in different domains and to comment on a range of issues related to their training, preparation and ongoing support.