Capabilities Within The Framework

Social Worker

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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
  • Promote the profession in a growing range of contexts
  • Take responsibility for obtaining regular, effective supervision from a manager for effective practice, reflection and career development
  • Maintain professionalism in the face of more challenging circumstances
  • Manage workload independently, seeking support and suggesting solutions for workload difficulties
  • Maintain appropriate personal/professional boundaries in more challenging circumstances
  • Make skilled use of self as part of your interventions
  • Maintain awareness of own professional limitations and knowledge gaps. Establish a network of internal and external colleagues from whom to seek advice and expertise
  • Identify and act on learning needs for CPD, including through supervision
  • Routinely promote well-being at work
  • Raise and address issues of poor practice, internally through the organisation, and then independently if required.