This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help your students successfully pass their compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.

Planning and Beginning your Placement

Planning and Beginning your Placement

Planning and beginning your placement

Overview and Learning Outcomes

This chapter will cover:

  • Roles on placement.
  • Preparing to visit your placement.

By the end of Chapter 3 you will be able to:

  • Explain your role and the role of others during your placement.
  • Confidently visit your placement and attend your informal meeting with the agency.

Introduction to Chapter 3

Having begun in the previous chapter to explore the PCF for Social Workers and new placement structure, Chapter 3 will now take you through preparing for the first placement in more detail. This will include exploring roles on placement and getting ready to visit the placement. It is increasingly common for agencies offering social work placements to invite prospective students to informally visit them to meet staff and others. ...

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