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Assessing social work practice using the PCF

Integrated Critical analysis and reflective practice

Critical reflection and critically reflective practice are central to social work – indeed ‘Critical Reflection and Analysis’ is one of the nine domains of the PCF, with capability statements built into all levels. However, aspects of critical analysis and reflective practice are built into many domains within the PCF. For example, how does a student social worker learn about ‘professional and personal boundaries’ without the ability to reflect on their experiences from practice?