Standards for Employers of Social Workers in England – revised – LGA – 20 May 2014
“The Standards for Employers of Social Workers in England have been re-developed to give social work employers and those working in social work access to a pool of professional resources and information that incorporates the essentials of what supports good social work practice.
They aim to benefit every social worker employed by a local authority, health or voluntary sector organisation by clearly identifying the development opportunities, resources and accountability arrangements that employers should have in place to ensure they are providing the right level of support to social workers for their everyday work and continuing professional development.
The Standards, published on May 20, bring together an updated set of core values that are shared across local authorities, health and social care partners, ensuring that social workers can expect the same levels of support across all social worker roles in all organisations. They are aimed at enabling social workers to do their jobs more effectively and supporting them in today’s changing landscape of social services.
There are eight individual employer standards that cover all levels of employees from managers to student social workers. These fall into three over-arching areas of focus that social workers should expect:”
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