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The Capabilities Statement for PSW’s is published

Roles and responsibilities for Principal Social Workers in Adult Services mapped out in framework

The Capabilities Statement and Roles and Responsibilities framework for Principal Social Workers (PSW) in Adult Services have now been published. 

The framework was co-produced with ADASS and the National PSW Adults Network and ADASS membership has been extended to Adult PSWs, helping to further embed the role and increase national influence and support.

Together with the capabilities statement setting out what a PSW should know and be able to do, this forms part of the government’s ambition to further raise the quality and consistency of social work supervision and leadership.

Welcoming these resources, Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults said: “Most local authorities and a growing number of mental health trusts now have a Principal Social Worker (PSW), responsible for providing effective, professional leadership.

“Our new Roles and Responsibilities framework sets out the role, function and purpose of a PSW in adult services and will help support employers in their recruitment efforts and clarify what practitioners can expect from the PSW in their organisation.

“This will help ensure we have enough social workers with the right skills and knowledge to support quality practice, improve retention, increase morale and most importantly, improve outcomes for the people and communities with whom social workers work.”

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