Knowledge & Skills Statement

supervisors.JPG

The Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS) are considered to be aspects of practice that inform Child and Family Practitioners in their work with children and families. This was introduced by the Department of Education (DfE) in 2014 as a way of improving Social Work education, training and career development.

 

The KSS defines overall expectations of Newly Qualified Social Workers during their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and should be referenced in all portfolio work.

 

The two KSS handbooks have been developed by Christy Jordan and Vicki Silvester-Grant, Advanced Social Work Practitioners within Dudley's Centre for Professional Practice to provide an overview of the Knowledge and Skills Statement. They also includes some direct work tools to use with children and young people, some key information to use in assessments and plans and a brief summary of UK Legislation. The Supervisors handbook also includes some useful supervision tools, learning style assessment tools and information on 'What makes a good leader?'.