The aim of the Academy is to establish a practical integrated knowledge base to facilitate social care practice and improve outcomes.
It is considered that social work is a highly skilled activity that calls for extensive knowledge and requires considerable skills and abilities. There is a long standing inter-dependency between social work knowledge and social work practice as the quality of one determines the outcome of the other, while the combination of both defines our professionalism.
However, there is a universal agreement that there is a major disparity between knowledge and practice. Unfortunately, this impacts on the effectiveness of our work, reduces the quality of the outcome and undermines our professional status. So the central mission of this initiative is to provide a practical knowledge based resource for social care providers to share and access information.