Guidance

Newly qualified social worker programme 2011 to 2012: outcome statements and guidance

This handbook sets out what social workers are expected to know, understand and be able to do by the end of their first year in employment.

Detail

The government set a goal for a system:

  • which places greater trust in professional judgement
  • where risk and uncertainty are managed more smartly
  • where continuous learning and improvement are the norm
  • where children and young people’s wishes, feelings and experiences are placed at the centre

The ‘Newly qualified social worker’ programme and its partner programme of early professional development help social workers develop the capabilities that can contribute to this goal.

This outcome statements and guidance handbook sets out what social workers are expected to know, understand and be able to do by the end of their first year in employment. It explains the 11 outcome statements they will be working towards, and what evidence of their achievements they will need.