Standards of proficiency report by Shaping Our Lives January 2016

Shaping Our Lives recruited a group of service users and carers to reflect on the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England from their experience of interacting with social workers when in receipt of services. We also discussed the standards with a group of social work students and service user educators at London South Bank University and New College Durham . These discussions took place during the summer of 2015. Participation was enthusiastic and informed; service users and carers took the opportunity to help improve the standards, recognising their importance to strong social work practice.