Knowledge and Skills Statements for social workers in adult services 2017

Closes 26 Jan 2018

Opened 28 Nov 2017

Overview

The Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) are central to the government’s drive to improve social work education, training and career development. Developed in partnership with social workers, educators, employers and user groups, they provide a consistent, practice-focused approach across the whole social work profession.

We published the KSS for adult social workers at the end of their Assessed Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) in 2015, following the introduction of KSS for child and family social workers by the Department for Education (DfE) in 2014. 

For more information about the consultation on KSS for adult social work supervisors, please read the consultation document.

Why We Are Consulting

In her 2016-17 annual report, the Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, promised to consult on a KSS for adult social work supervisors and asked Skills for Care to work with the sector to develop a statement for this role.

We are now seeking your views on the contents of the KSS for practice supervisors, including:

  • Whether the right knowledge and skills have been identified (and at what level);
  • The relationship with the KSS and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF); and
  • Whether the proposed national requirements for assessment and accreditation of supervisors are appropriately designed and if the suggested period of time required for assessment is adequate.

We also want to hear your views on what more we can do to embed the KSS for social workers at the end of their ASYE.

Your answers will help us to further refine both statements before they are adopted as the post-qualifying standards against which social workers with adults at these levels will be assessed.

Please use the consultation response form to provide your comments to the Chief Social Worker for Adults by 5pm on Friday 26 January 2018.

 

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Civil society
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Doctors
  • Art therapists
  • Dramatherapists
  • Music therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Care-Givers
  • Responsible Officers
  • Foundation Trusts
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Tribunal Service
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Regulatory body
  • Academic/ Professional institution
  • Employer representatives
  • Employee representatives
  • Trade union
  • Higher Education institutions
  • Royal Colleges
  • Local authority
  • Social care provider
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services
  • Members of the public
  • Patients
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals

Interests

  • Alcohol misuse
  • Public mental health
  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • End of life care
  • Maternity services
  • GP consortia
  • Adult social care
  • Carers
  • Dementia
  • Personal health budgets
  • Education
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Training
  • Regulation