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KSS for practice leaders

Image: Mapping the Knowledge and SKills Statement

About the Knowledge and Skills Statement Mapping Resource

This Mapping Resource is designed to support professional development and enable social workers to meet, and to evidence that they have met, the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills Statement for practice leaders. Each statement is quoted below, with key topics and themes highlighted in bold. The full statement can viewed on the Department of Education website.

Further guidance on using the resources map can be found at the bottom of the page, along with an example CPD evidence record.

You can run a resource search, including our 2019-20 resources, by clicking the magnifier icons Image: magifier - custom search for topic

Using the mapping resource

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE): Record your use of Research in Practice resources to build evidence of progression with learning objectives identified in your critical reflection log.

Learning and development leads: Use the mapping resource and add to ASYE folders to guide self-directed learning. Circulate to staff for easy access to the resources online. Embed the resources in Social Work Academy or other development programmes.

Practitioners: Use the mapping resource to support self-directed learning. Record and evidence continued professional development against the KSS and your engagement with theory and research. Select resources to share in group supervision and team meetings.

Supervisors: Guide practitioners to learning resources that will support professional development needs identified in supervision.

Principal Social Workers: Embed the use of Research in Practice materials into development programmes for advanced/consultant social workers.

Many of these learning resources will be valuable against more than one of the ten areas of the KSS.

CPD evidence record

As you work through the learning resources, you may find it useful to maintain a record for your personal learning and development plan. A worked example and template are available to download:

Image: Word document iconCPD evidence record - editable Word document

Image: PDF iconCPD record - PDF

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