Professional Standards and Accreditation
A number of national organizations develop standards and/or accreditation procedures for public and private child welfare agencies. Resources in this section provide agency and court leadership standards that give guidelines for managers, judges, and attorneys to follow in their roles as supervisors of practitioners and with respect to their responsibility to ensure continuous quality improvement within their organizations.
|Accreditation and Standard-Setting|
|Series Title:||Related Organizations Lists|
|Author(s):||Child Welfare Information Gateway
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|Year Published:||2014 - 7 pages|
|This resource listing includes selected national organizations that provide agency/member accreditation and/or standard-setting for child welfare-related services.|
NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Child Welfare (PDF - 135 KB)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) (2013)
Provides background information on the development and changes to the standards over the years and definitions of key terms. This publications includes standards for ethics and values; qualifications, knowledge, and practice requirements; professional development; record keeping and confidentiality of client information; cultural competence; supervision; social work administration; and much more.