The PSW also has a responsibility to ensure that social workers are registered with social work England and as part of this continue to keep their knowledge and skills up to date. To do this, we have learning and training events through the year, as well as projects, working groups and information shared across the workforce.
The principal social worker must ensure that practitioners work to a strengths based model and apply the practice framework, understanding the skills and strengths of individuals to enable them to control decisions about them, and be considered the expert in their own situation.
To ensure that North East Lincolnshire is represented nationally and benefits from the latest research, ideas and developments to practice, the principal social worker is part of a national network of principal social workers that enables support, innovation and resources to be shared to get the best outcomes for our communities and our workforce.
Working in partnership across the system to ensure that there is consistency in the work that we do. Working jointly with partners and practitioners across focus, care plus group, navigo, the voluntary sector and the council brings cohesion across the system. This allows for sharing of best practice locally and making sure we are all working towards the same goals and outcomes.