June 2015 - BASW Response to the TCSW consultation - Review of the Professional Capabilities Framework

The College of Social Work

Review of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF)

Online consultation

The Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) is currently being reviewed by The College of Social Work (TCSW).

The purpose of the review is to ensure that the PCF is updated in response to the changing context and its role is fully understood in relationship to the more specific guidance that has emerged since its introduction, such as the Knowledge and Skills Statements.  Extensive change to the PCF is not necessary, because it remains key to the professional development of social workers.  The review provides an opportunity to make some modifications to the PCF that have emerged from experience.

Three themes are being explored through the review:

·         The importance of the PCF as a progressive professional framework for social work

·         How the PCF works in conjunction with other standards, statements, curriculum guidance and expectations, both now and in the future

·         Identify any modifications needed to the PCF so that it continues to be valued as a framework for developing best practice


The review is seeking out the views of practitioners, managers, employers, universities, workforce development staff, practice educators, and students, as well as organisations representing the voluntary sector and NHS.

Four consultation events have been held in May/June but they were substantially oversubscribed, so to ensure maximum participation in the debate, this online survey has been set up.  It will be open until 5pm Wednesday 24th June.  You can take part in the survey by following this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pcfreview.

Published : 24th June 2015*

Publisher : The College of Social Work  [ More From This Publisher ]

Rights : The College of Social Work

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