NQSW resource - Outcome statement 5: Planning and intervention
Planning and intervention: Achieving this outcome
Here are some ways of demonstrating that you have achieved this outcome:
- Show that you are aware of and have used and complied with relevant national and local guidance in planning for support.
- Show you have applied the Skills for Care's Common core principles to support self-care.
- Ensure you have involved the person and heard and recorded their wishes and aspirations. SCIE's Facts about FACS 2010: a guide to fair access to care services offers advice about good practice.
- Show how you have involved family, friends, carers, advocates and any networks of support in the community.
- It is your responsibility to facilitate the input of others, including brokers, and ensure information is understood.
- You have a key role in identifying risk, safeguarding and working collaboratively with others to ensure complex needs are met.
- Managing the tension between support and control when there is a risk or danger to the person or others can be very demanding. SCIE's e-learning resource on Law and social work: social work intervention may help you think about your practice.
- Be innovative in your planning, delivery, management and commissioning of person-centred interventions. Hear from people who use services - see Social care TV videos on personalisation.
- If you are not sure about your decisions, role or judgement, how have you evidenced that you have raised the issue with your supervisor or other colleagues and sought appropriate advice?
Check how far you have met this outcome
- Used appropriate guidance, legislation and policy to inform your actions and decisions?
- Maximised the involvement of the person, their family, friends and carers, and used independent advocates where appropriate?
- Worked with other professionals, as part of the planning process, to improve your knowledge and understanding of the person, inform your judgement and manage any areas of conflict?
- Used support brokerage to help individuals identify and assess their own support needs?
- Managed differences of opinion or conflict?
- Identified and taken action to safeguard the well-being of people who use services, while having due regard for their right to take risks?
- Critically analysed all the information available and used it to plan, manage and commission interventions which balance the needs and wishes of individuals?
Use the Portfolio (Word file) document to record your reflection on this outcome statement.