End of last placement/completion

8. CONTEXTS AND ORGANISATIONS - Engage with, inform, and adapt to changing organisational contexts, and the social and policy environments that shape practice. Operate effectively within and contribute to the development of organisations and services, including multi-agency and inter-professional settings

Social workers are informed about and proactively respond to the challenges and opportunities that come from changing social, policy and work contexts. We fulfil this responsibility in accordance with our professional values and ethics, as individual and collective professionals and as members of the organisations in which we work. We collaborate, inform and are informed by our work with other social workers, other professions, individuals and communities.


  • recognise that social work operates within, and responds to, changing economic, social, political and organisational contexts
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of social workers in a range of organisations, lines of accountability and the boundaries of professional autonomy and discretion
  • understand legal obligations, structures and behaviours within organisations and how these impact on policy, procedure and practice
  • am able to work within an organisation's remit and contribute to its evaluation and development
  • understand and respect the role of others within the organisation and work effectively with them
  • take responsibility for your role and impact within teams and be able to contribute positively to effective team working
  • understand the inter-agency, multi-disciplinary and inter-professional dimensions to practice and demonstrate effective partnership working.