Strengths-based social work: practice framework and handbook

The framework and handbook support social workers and social care professionals in applying a strengths-based approach to their work with adults.



The Department of Health and Social Care has developed:

  • a strengths-based practice framework
  • a supporting handbook showing what strengths-based practice is and how it fits with the law

It follows a 2017 report on strengths-based social work practice with adults.

Published 12 February 2019