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
  • Be able to explain the role of the social worker in a range of contexts, and uphold the reputation of the profession
  • Demonstrate an effective and active use of supervision for accountability, professional reflection and development
  • Demonstrate professionalism in terms of presentation, demeanour, reliability, honesty and respectfulness
  • Take responsibility for managing your time and workload effectively, and begin to prioritise your activity including supervision time
  • Recognise the impact of self in interaction with others, making appropriate use of personal experience
  • Be able to recognise and maintain personal and professional boundaries
  • Recognise your professional limitations and how to seek advice
  • Demonstrate a commitment to your continuing learning and development
  • With support, take steps to manage and promote own safety, health, well-being and emotional resilience
  • Identify concerns about practice and procedures and, with support, begin to find appropriate means of challenge.