Capabilities Within The Framework

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Professionalism

Social workers are members of an internationally recognised profession, a title protected in UK law. Social workers demonstrate professional commitment by taking responsibility for their conduct, practice and learning, with support through supervision. As representatives of the social work profession they safeguard its reputation and are accountable to the professional regulator.

  • Be able to meet the requirements of the professional regulator
  • Model the social work role, promote social work and decision-making within and outside the organisation
  • Model and use critical reflective skills in management, practice or organisational supervision settings to enhance your own and others practice
  • Model and demonstrate professionalism, ensure professional social work standards are maintained throughout your area of responsibility
  • Model and take responsibility for the positive use of workload tools; using workload data to inform the organisation’s workload management and risk management approaches
  • Model and help others to maintain professional/personal boundaries and the skilled use of self in more complex situations
  • Maintain awareness of own professional limitations, knowledge gaps and conflicts of interest, actively seeking to address issues for self and others
  • Develop and maintain a network of internal and external colleagues, with whom to seek and share advice, expertise and new developments in social work
  • Foster and support an environment that promotes learning and practice development within the work place
  • Foster and maintain a work environment which promotes health, safety and wellbeing of self and others
  • Identify and collaborate to resolve concerns about practice, following procedures as appropriate
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of procedures that are fit for purpose, enhance best practice and contribute to better outcomes.