BASW England 80-20 pledge for relationship-based social work (Individuals)

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Relationships are at the heart of good social work practice and are key to improving outcomes for children.

I pledge to champion my profession’s commitment to ensure Social Workers spend more quality time working with children and families and less time on administration. I will do this by doing at least three of the following, over the next 6 months:

  1. Encouraging my employer to take the BASW 80-20 Pledge Commitment for Organisations.
  2. Volunteering to be an 80-20 champion in my workplace.
  3. Requesting that relationship-based practice is on the agenda in team meetings and supervision.
  4. Attending at least one 80-20 CPD event or listening to a BASW 80-20 webinar.
  5. Ensuring I use relationship-based practice when working with people with lived experience and evidence this in my recording and supervision (ensure that their views are listened and responded to).
  6. Making recommendations to my line manager on ways to simplify administrative tasks and IT systems to free up my time and that of other Social Workers. Share examples of how to reduce the length of recording.
  7. Requesting more time is dedicated for reflective practice in the workplace.
  8. Encouraging my employer to invest in direct work Kitbags and reflective theories and models to assist with our relationship-based practice.
  9. Reducing the length of meetings by 15% and protect this time for direct work.
  10. Sharing both my successes and difficulties with BASW. 

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