Digital Capabilities


The aim of this workshop is to support employees to understand the digital capabilities statement.  Also to enable staff to recognise the ethical implications of digital technologies for social work practice both inside and outside the workplace.

The workshop will include a mixture of teaching and learning materials involving group participation with the use of practice examples.

How long is the course?

One day

Who is it aimed at?

The workshop is aimed at qualified social workers

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Understand the ‘Digital Capabilities Statement’ for social work practice
  • Understand the ethical expectations when using digital contexts inside and outside the workplace
  • Strengthen social workers skills and knowledge in digital capabilities
  • Recognise the benefits and burdens of using digital technology in social work practice


  • The Digital Capabilities Statement
  • Definition of digital technologies
  • Why social workers should develop their digital capabilities
  • How social workers need to develop their skills and knowledge in digital capabilities
  • The good the bad and the ugly of online working
  • Social work and social media
  • Good practice for online working
  • Application of the Knowledge and Skills Statement and Performance Capability Framework to digital capabilities
  • Application of Social Work England Professional Standards to digital capabilities

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