Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

PCF 5: Knowledge

KNOWLEDGE – Develop and apply relevant knowledge from social work practice and research, social sciences, law, other professional and relevant fields, and from the experience of people who use services.

We develop our professional knowledge throughout our careers and sustain our curiosity. As a unified profession, we develop core knowledge that relates to our purpose, values and ethics. We also develop specific
knowledge needed for fields of practice and roles. Our knowledge comes from social work practice, theory, law, research, expertise by experience, and from other relevant fields and disciplines. All social workers contribute to creating as well as using professional knowledge. We understand our distinctive knowledge complements that of other disciplines to provide effective services.

More tools coming soon…

PCF 5: Tool 1 – Circle Theory

PCF 5: Tool 2 – Knowledge about your placement organisation exercise 

PCF 5: Tool 3 – Applying theory in a given service-user context