The government agenda on Personalisation and self-directed support is fast-moving and rapidly changing. It is vital therefore that students and practitioners alike are aware of the key issues and debates, as well as the policy that surrounds this area of practice. This timely and fully revised second edition provides an overview of the personalisation agenda and looks at the recent legislation in a broad historical and theoretical perspective. This approach will provide opportunities for students to consider the changes to the social work role and to evaluate the impact of this for service users and as practitioners.

Personalisation – a Value Base for Practice

Personalisation – a value base for practice
Ali Gardner

Achieving a Social Work Degree

This chapter will help you to develop the following capabilities from the Professional Capabilities Framework:

  • Professionalism

    Identify and behave as a professional social worker committed to professional development.

  • Values and ethics

    Apply social work ethical principles and values to guide professional practice.

  • Diversity

    Recognise diversity and apply anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive principles in practice.

  • Justice

    Advance human rights and promote social justice and economic well-being.

  • Critical reflection and analysis

    Apply critical reflection and analysis to inform and provide a rationale for professional decision-making.

It will also introduce you to the following standards as set out in the 2008 social work subject benchmark statement.

4.6 Defining principles.

5.1.3 Values and ethics.


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