Secure base

Making sure social care practitioners have a secure base from which to operate is critical to organisational resilience and is the first Key Foundational Principle. A secure base provides:

  • A sense of protection, belonging, safety and feeling valued and cared for. It also fosters a culture of trust and mutual support, whether practitioners are on-site or working remotely.
  • A constructive challenge for practitioners to explore fears and threats relating to their role and area of practice and organisational change.
  • A ‘safe space’ that provides support, gives renewed energy and provides resources for wellbeing and improved practice.

Reflective questions:

  • Are there strategies in place in your organisation – such as reflective supervision to support practitioners managing the emotional demands of their roles?
  • Are there shared values, principles and expected behaviours that practitioners are aware of and understand?

For further information you can view and download the SWORD workbook KFP 1 here: Secure base 

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KFP 2 Sense of appreciation

Promoting a culture in which all employees feel appreciated.
Continue to KFP 2