Social work employer standard 1: Accountability Framework
Have in place a social work accountability framework informed by knowledge of good social work practice and the experience and expertise of service users, carers and practitioners.
To achieve the best possible outcomes for the children, adults and families who use their services, it is essential that employers have a sound understanding of what constitutes good social work practice, the theories, research and evidence that underpin it and the ways in which their organisation can achieve it. They should establish how this drives the planning and delivery of specific services.
Community Care Inform contains a wealth of expert written articles with examples of what constitutes good social work practice and the theories that underpin it, as well as research to help evidence decisions.
Community Care Inform helps social workers make better informed decisions, and handle matters involving legislation with ease and accuracy. It helps practitioners quickly research cases, look up expert articles and access legislation guidance – for background research, case preparation, or even academic purposes – all from a single point of reference.
Community Care Inform wants to support social workers to implement the standards for employers by publishing and commissioning content relevant to the standards. Community Care Inform is delighted to be able to support The College of Social Work’s Professional Capabilities Framework having created a helpful tool that gives an overview of the Professional Capabilities Framework and sets out how Community Care Inform supports social workers’ professional development with articles and functionality.