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Skills Development Framework online

A national framework to support joined up working setting out the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work as part of a joined up workforce

Below you can find the online version of the Skills Development Framework (SDF). You can find out about each skill and level by clicking on the appropriate section. Use the site map to quickly navigate through the website.

If you would like to find out more about the SDF see our useful information to find out what it is and who is it for, read our collection of real life case studies which show how organisations have used the SDF or visit our resources section.








Effective communication and engagement with children, young people and families.

Child and young person development

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child or young person

Supporting transitions

Multi-agency and integrated working

Information sharing

Process related skills

Skills transferable to/from other workforces

Knowledge and understanding

Process related knowledge and understanding

Knowledge and understanding transferable to/from other workforces


Page updated: 15 September 2011

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