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DrugScope Annual Conference 2010 Facing the future 3rd November London http://www.drugscope.org.uk/


Addiction: the case for recovery in a changing world


17th November 2010 London


http://www.medineo.org/products/8-recovery-conference.aspx


RCGP 16th National Conference The public health agenda: making patient centred care the imperative


Harrogate on 12th and 13th May www.smmgp.org.uk


Adfam’s carol concert will be held on Thursday December 9th 2010 at


6.45pm at St Bride’s church, Fleet St. Please contact carols@adfam.org.uk for tickets or ring 020 7553 7640


FDAP and Adfam keep us up to date with the latest in family services workforce development. Ed.


The Drug Sector Partnership


Four national charities – Adfam, The Alliance, DrugScope and EATA – have formed the Drug Sector Partnership to support community and voluntary sector organisations working in the drug and alcohol sector. The Drug Sector Partnership has Department of Health funding for three years.


Workforce development


Adfam is carrying out the Partnership’s workforce development project. Oliver Standing of Adfam is working with Carole Sharma of Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals. Together we are looking at ways to support the development of a competent and trained family support workforce in the drug and alcohol sector.


Phase one ran from January – August 2010 and was concerned with: a policy review of available literature; a review of relevant National Occupational Standards; a review of relevant qualifications (both at National Vocational Qualification [NVQ] and degree level); a review of role profiles from the sector; an online questionnaire; and consultations with practitioners and service-managers. Using the evidence gathered in phase one, role profiles based on National Occupational Standards (NOS) were


developed for practitioners working with families affected by drugs and alcohol and a drug and alcohol worker working with families. These will be used as the basis for the second phase on the project.


Of the family support organisations surveyed:


■ 43% had 5 or less members of staff


■ 44% of staff were full-time employees, 25% volunteer and 22% part-time


■ 62% identified as voluntary sector organisations, 26% as statutory and 12% as private


■ 33% of staff were educated to NVQ level, 21% to diploma level, 16% to degree level and 3% of staff had no qualifications.


Phase two will use the evidence from Phase one and look at developing a qualification and accreditation scheme for family support workers. We will use the role profiles developed in phase one when meeting with awarding bodies to make the case for a new qualification mapped against NOS. We will also look into the possibility of developing an accreditation scheme for family workers to receive accreditation in return for demonstrating competency and subscribing to a professional code of behaviour.


Carole Sharma, Chief Executive FDAP and Oliver Standing, Policy and Development Workforce Coordinator, Adfam


If you would like to know more about the project please email Oliver Standing or phone 0207 553 7656.


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