Knowledge and skills statement for achieving permanence

Knowledge and skills development for social workers supporting vulnerable children and families.



This statement is for:

  • social workers
  • managers
  • support staff

It explains how to make long-term plans for children who are looked after or may become looked-after children.

Permanence means making a plan for a child which lasts throughout their childhood.

This statement will inform the department’s work to develop a continuous professional development programme.

Read also the assessment and accreditation criteria for social workers that will form the basis of the new national accreditation system for child and family social workers.

Published 18 November 2016