Values and ethics
1.1 Practice supervisors will demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to, social work ethical principles and values and promote ‘principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities,’ which are fundamental British Values and central to the national and international definition of social work practice.
1.2 They should be able to apply these principles confidently to their role as a critically reflective practice supervisor and have a reflexive ability to understand themselves and the fundamental values which influence their own practice, and change these where necessary. They should model and promote the application of professional values and ethics to decision-making.
1.3 Practice supervisors should adopt, model and promote the values of a reflective, partnership and collaborative approach to their role as a practice supervisor. They should ensure that they recognise and address discrimination, disadvantage and bias in all dimensions of their role as a practice supervisor, including the supervision and assessment process.
The full Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Work Practice Supervisors in Adult Social Care can be viewed on the Department of Health and Social care website.
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