KSS resource mapping
Mapping Research in Practice resources to the statement (DfE, 2014)
This learning resources map is designed to support professional development and enable social workers to evidence that they have met the requirements of assessment against the Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS).
Click on the links to go to each of the topic areas within the Knowledge and Skills Statement. 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 download a PDF version of the resource map to take away.
For the most up to date results, you can also run a custom search by clicking the magnifier icons .
- Relationships and Effective Direct Work
- Child development
- Adult mental ill health, substance misuse, domestic abuse, physical ill health and disability
- Abuse and neglect of children
- Child and family assessment
- Analysis, decision-making, planning and review
- The law and the family and youth justice systems
- The role of supervision
- Organisational context
Using the learning resources map
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: Print the map and add to ASYE folders to guide self-directed learning. Circulate electronic copies to staff for easy access to the resources online. Embed the resources in Social Work Academy or other development programmes.
Practitioners: Use the map 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.
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: