NQSWs demonstrate and apply understanding of responsibility to actively promote the wellbeing, support and protection of children and adults at risk of harm, regardless of setting or context.
Social workers must be aware of their responsibility to promote the wellbeing, support and protection of children and adults at risk of harm or abuse irrespective of role, setting and situation. At the NQSW level, social workers will be supported to progressively undertake work alongside more experienced colleagues in complex situations, plan and manage the delivery of care and safeguard the wellbeing of adults and children across the spectrum of protection areas.
In doing this they will apply the principles of social justice and human rights and confidently and effectively learn how to challenge decisions, actions or behaviours that are not in the best interests of people receiving services or which lead to or increase harm. They will also begin to develop an understanding of the broader impact of the wellbeing, support and protection issues on others and act accordingly
Youc an find out more about working with children and adults in different social work settings on our pages about Working with children and families, Working with adults and Working in justice settings. You can also find key links to policy and legislation for working in these areas.
We are currently developing the information and resources for this page. Please let us know if you have any recommended resources for other NQSWs in Scotland and we will share it here. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.