Rehabilitation Workers
Professional Network

Professional Standards

Professionals are trained to broad criteria laid out within the Sensory Services National Occupational Standards (NOS). The NOS were published in 2008 by Skills for Care and are available here 

Four of the eleven standards relate directly to rehabilitation/habilitation work and working with deafblind people. Standard nine is the most relevant to defining the skill-set of rehabilitation and habilitation work.  

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 

RWPN Rehabilitation Worker Code of Ethics

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme

RWPN's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and the National Occupational Standards require that professionals demonstrate continued learning in their professional practice.  To do this we require that registrants document and submit, when required, CPD under a formal scheme CPD.  

The document RWPN CPD scheme description provides an outline description of the requirements, examples of what might make for good CPD, how we encourage reflective practice and guidance on how we monitor and assess portfolios.

Core Skills



Support for Visually Impaired Professionals and their Support Workers

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) Statement on Vision Rehabilitation 

Visual Impairment Benchmarking Standards for Employers

In 2006 the Welsh Local Government Association published the Visual Impairment Benchmarking Summary Report. It was intended to: develop service and practice standards that can be recommended nationally; and help local government understand current levels of capacity and provide evidence of service impact and outcomes. 

As part of the project four good practice guides were published. Number 3 relates directly to Rehabilitation

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