Knowledge and Practice Hubs

How Inform can help you meet the KSS standards

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This page is about the practitioner level statement. Looking for information on the KSS for practice supervisors? Please click here.

Introduction

Inform Children’s practice guides, interactive learning tools, research reviews and legal content are ideal for newly qualified social workers in their ASYE, practitioners seeking accreditation, and anyone else wanting to develop and evidence their knowledge and skills against the government’s Post-qualifying standard: Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Practitioners (KSS).

On this page, we have mapped each part of the statement to the most relevant CC Inform resources to help you meet each point. The map is updated periodically as new resources are published. Click on the title or picture for the part you’re interested in to go to the resource map for that part of the statement. The map is also available in printable PDF form here.

Further resources

Note: In January 2022, the DfE announced to local authorities taking part in the National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) that it is ending the current process. NAAS assessment centres, which were paused due to ‘Plan B’ Covid measures, will not re-open and there will be no further assessments under NAAS. The department says it is committed to embedding assessment and accreditation based on the post-qualifying standards (knowledge and skills statements) and will develop a new approach and delivery model for assessment and accreditation, that may make greater use of digital technology rather than assessment centres. It expects the new model to be in place by the end of 2022. Resources on CC Inform will continue to be updated when more information is available.

Accredited child and family practitioner and practice supervisor status will continue to be recognised, and contribute to evidence of CPD for Social Work England. Social workers with further questions about what the change in process means for them should consult their NAAS lead.

If you have any suggestions for how Community Care Inform can help you further with the standards and accreditation, please get in touch.