Instilling good practice standards

Social workers have an essential role to play, whether by keeping children safe from harm, finding the best possible care when children cannot live at home, or creating the conditions that enable children to thrive and achieve. This can only happen if we have social workers with the knowledge and skills to do their job well and follow good practice standards.

Ensuring good practice standards

The knowledge and Skills Statement (KSS), published by the DfE, sets out what a social worker and manager should know, and be able to do, in specific practice settings. To drive up social work standards, the government has identified how important these practice standards are.

North East Lincolnshire’s Children’s Services focus is on creating an environment that harnesses the talents of its social workers, and to move away from a stifling system where the actions of social workers are driven by a pressure to comply with process, as opposed to delivering a child-led and centred intervention.

Vulnerable children have a right to a suitably skilled and knowledgeable social worker and the practice standards we work to set out the expectations of how we will consistently deliver a service to our children, young people, and families that keeps them safe and improves their welfare.


A range of comprehensive training options

Our whole training programme has recently been reviewed and enhanced with a comprehensive Practice Programme that covers all elements required for social work practice. Designed to deliver training in a variety of different formats including;

  • Workshops
  • Teacher-led sessions
  • Online learning
  • Lunch and learn sessions


Our social workers are provided with a personal development plan, which helps you to grow as a practitioner, shaping your career in social work with tailored training and development. You will be a vital part of a positive team with a great support network.

Continued professional development

We pride ourselves on the succession and progression of our workers. We aim to identify with you what your future career goals are and devise personal development plans to help you achieve it. We offer a wide training package at varying levels of expertise to enable your continuing development throughout your professional journey. This includes both statutory training and bespoke workshops held in line with service demand at that time.

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