A professional association, also known as a professional body, is a group established to further the interests of a particular industry or profession. They are often established to fulfil a peak body role. Professional associations are typically membership based and are responsible for setting standards and establishing codes of conduct for the profession. They may fulfil a credentialing or accrediting role in some cases. Associations for social workers are an example of a professional body relevant to children’s care.
Welcome to the BCN Practitioner Library, an online library containing practitioner-related resources organised around the components of the care system. The library's puzzle design demonstrates how the care system is the sum of many integrated parts and points to the importance of the systems strengthening agenda. As you explore the puzzle, you will find basic information, tools, videos, articles, and other resources related to each component and subcomponent of the care system. Please note that this practitioner library is still in development.