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Introducing the Standards of Conduct and Practice

New professional standards for social workersEffective from 1st November 2015

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@NISCC_Comms

#nisccstandards

We welcome your comments

www.facebook.com/niscc

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Why Change?

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We consulted our Registrants

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We engaged with Service Users and Carers

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We looked at relevant strategy and policy

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We looked at best practice elsewhere

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….and Inquiry Findings and Recommendations

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We launched the Standards on 30

th September

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Regulatory Framework

Behaviour

Attitudes

Values

Safe and competent practice

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Introducing the new Standards

We have updated the Code (Standards of Conduct) and developed Standards of

Practice

They set out the universal

standards expected of social workers and social care workers that they must uphold in order to be

registered to practice in NI.Effective from 1 November 2015

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What’s Changed

Respectful and compassionate care

Consent

Effective use of the English language

Financial probity

Duty of candourSocial media use

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What’s changed

Delegation

and personal accountability

Quality improvement

Dealing with conflict between professional and workplace requirements

Reporting fitness to practise concernsCo-operating with investigations and inquiries

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Standards of Practice for Social Workers and Social Care Workers

Based on the National Occupational Standards for Social Work/Common Induction StandardsWhat’s new?

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Your Professional Role

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. Manage your role as a professional social worker

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Practise competently within your area of practice

9. Practise in multi-disciplinary and inter-agency contexts

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Your Professional Responsibilities

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Engage and participate with service users and carers

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. Assess needs, circumstances, risks, strengths and risks in partnership with those involved and respond appropriately

7. Use social work interventions to manage risk and improve outcomes for service users

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Your Professional Development

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. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and evidence base for social work

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. Develop social work practice through supervision, consultation, reflection and analysis

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. Develop yourself and others

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The Standards

For Everyone’s Protection

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Every one of the 23,000 social workers, students social workers and social care workers currently registered with NISCC is required to uphold the new Standards

In addition, the Standards are relevant to a range of other groups who have day to day contact with social workers and social care workers, including:

employers

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service users and carersgeneral publicunions and professional bodiesother regulators and policy makers

Who needs to know about the Standards?

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Regulation in action

Our role is to set standards of conduct and practice

These are the standards that service users and the public tell us they expect

Across NI, registrants are proud to uphold these standards every day

The standards are of benefit to everyone who cares about social work or social care

Educators can use the Standards to help

students understand what it means to be a registered professionalEmployers can use them to support their staff in upholding standards as part of ensuring quality and safety

Social workers and social care workers can use them as a way of reinforcing

their professionalism

Service users and carers can use them to provide

feedback about the care they receive

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Safe and Effective Practice

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On-line resources

Practice

Guidance

Employer Code

On-going engagement

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Familiarise yourself with the Standards

Discuss the Standards with peers, managers and service users – what does it mean for your practice, what does it mean for your organisation – culture and practices?Share your thoughts online on Facebook and on Twitter (using the hashtag #nisccstandards)

Learn more from the NISCC website: www.niscc.info

What should you do next?

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Embedding the Standards in Practice


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