NAAS and Knowledge & Skills Statement

The National Assessment and Accreditation System (NAAS) for Child and Family Social Workers is run by the Department for Education and forms a key part of the government’s reforms to children’s social work.  The purpose of this is to ensure every child receives expert support and protection.

Currently NAAS is in Phase 2 of its pilot programme with the intention of a national roll out in 2020.  Successful completion of NAAS will result in workers gaining their social work accreditation.

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.

 

For NAAS purposes, the KSS’s have been branded as the Post Qualifying Practice Standards and will form the basis of the questions in the NAAS assessment.  It’s important for anyone that is doing the NAAS to understand what the KSS’s are and how they are used in Social Work practice.

KSS Handbook

Dudley's Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS)

Handbook - For Practitioners

This handbook provides an overview of the ten Knowledge and Skills Statement, 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.

Developed by Christy Jordan and Vicki Silvester-Grant

Advanced Social Work Practitioners

 Dudley's Centre for Professional Practice

KSS Handbook Icon - Supervisor.jpg

Dudley's Knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS)

Handbook - For Supervisors

This handbook provides an overview of the eight Knowledge and Skills Statements, including some useful supervision tools, learning style assessment tools and information on

‘What makes a good leader?’.

Developed by Christy Jordan and Vicki Silvester-Grant

Advanced Social Work Practitioners

 Dudley's Centre for Professional Practice

Want to find out more
contact us
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • LinkedIn - White Circle
Your information will not be shared with anyone.