The Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching

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Letter to SSSC in response to the suspension of social work student placements

Following on from our statement on the suspension of social work student placements on 26 March 2020, and the number of comments that members submitted via this website and through emails, we have now written to the SSSC asking that they pay full practice learning fees for the academic period of 2019-2020 for social work student placements.
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IRISS work in relation to Coronavirus

IRISS continue to offer support in these challenging times.
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ScOPT statement on suspension of social work student placements

Share your thoughts on the impact on IPEs.
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ScOPT statement on suspension of social work student placements

We support the decision taken by SSSC and HEIs to suspend placements in order to mitigate the risk to individuals and organisations but we intend to write to HEIs and SSSC to highlight the vulnerability of the practice teaching workforce both in relation to current and future employment and payment.
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