As part of the UK Governments's reform of social work, the Department of Education (DfE) identified child permanence as a key area of practice to be addressed.
As a result, the DfE commissioned a new Permanence training CPD programme which aims to support effective child and family social work, and is based on the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Achieving Permanence (KSS-AP). While the course is based on English legislation, much of the content is useful for all practitioners engaged in permanence practice.
The materials are designed to be used by those responsible for training and developing social workers. The programme is intended for experienced practitioners, those that are: qualified for more than two years; experienced in child and family social work; experienced in care proceedings; or engaged in regular reflective supervision.