Category: Policy and Legislation
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has issued guidance on how social workers use social media. The benefits of social media, if used responsible, are highlighted and the guidance suggests professionals can access support, raise the profile of social work and network with others in the field, both nationally and internationally. However the document warns that social workers should seek advice when in doubt about social media posts and follow their employers’ social media policy to avoid posting inappropriate content. The guidance was developed following feedback from staff registered with the HCPC about the need for clarity in this area and is England-specific in its scope.
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