This Framework is designed to help Freedom to Speak Up Guardians reflect on and develop their competence to carry out the role to the best of their ability.
It is designed to help Guardians recognise their skills and strengths and to identify, plan and acknowledge their development. Because of its specificity, it could usefully inform conversations with line managers and leaders about the realities and responsibilities of Freedom to Speak Up Guardian work. It may also help inform discussions on wider training priorities and identify local - and regional - subject matter experts who will be able to help support wider development across the Freedom to Speak Up Guardian network, and health and care system more widely.
As you work through the review, you will be asked to assign a level to each of the competency points. These levels are:
I am aware of the competency area though without the knowledge, capability and experience to fully demonstrate it.
I have a good working understanding of the competency area, but with some knowledge and/or capability and/or experience gaps, so look to others experience and support on a regular and consistent basis. I am not yet able to confidently give peer support and guidance to other guardians.
I work with a secure understanding and knowledge of this competency. Though I still look for confirmation, advice and guidance, I am beginning to teach, train and mentor others who are at levels 1 and 2. I am aware of the skills and knowledge that I need to keep refreshed, those that I need to practice more, and the further experience, mentoring, coaching or training I need within this competency to reach the highest level.
I am capable and confident with advanced knowledge, expertly demonstrating the principles, processes, behaviours and skills necessary for this competency. I am aware of the skills and knowledge that need to be refreshed to maintain this level and am able to support others in reaching a greater understanding and knowledge of the competency. I train or coach or mentor others in this competence area.
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