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Continuing professional development in social work$
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Carmel Halton, Fred Powell, and Margaret Scanlon

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447307372

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447307372.001.0001

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Barriers to participation

Barriers to participation

(p.71) Four Barriers to participation
Continuing professional development in social work

Carmel Halton

Fred Powell

Margaret Scanlon

Policy Press

In this chapter the authors discuss barriers to participation in CPD, based on a national study of social workers in Ireland. In line with previous research, the findings suggest that heavy workloads, time constraints and a lack of funding are the main barriers. While these may be perennial problems, it is clear that support for CPD from employers has declined significantly over the last few years with the onset of recession and the imposition of major funding cutbacks to health and social services. Ironically, this has coincided with the setting up of a system of professional regulation whereby social workers will be required to undertake CPD in order to maintain their professional registration.

Keywords:   Barriers to CPD, Professional workloads, Funding for CPD

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