Somerset recognises that the quality of social work practice depends on
the quality of the workforce.
Which is why we are making a commitment to develop the skills of our staff. Our Academy will provide you with a high level of quality support which will include an induction programme for all new starters and clear continued professional development (CPD). All the staff at the Academy work towards a culture of learning, innovation and support.
- Induction makes a significant difference, and in Somerset we will:
- Support you to understand the Somerset context that you will be working within.
- Clarify expectations in line with the HCPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
- Provide you with a framework in line with the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and Knowledge and Skills around which to plan your
career and professional development.
- Ensure you are aware of key policies and procedures.
- Clarify the right working practices from the start.
- Enable you to meet key contacts who you will work with and from whom you can access support.
- Enable you to be clear about the tasks you will be expected to do.
- Clarify accountabilities and responsibilities.