NQSW resource - Outcome statement 12: Professional development

Professional development: Achieving this outcome

Here are some ways of demonstrating you have achieved this outcome:

Check how far you have met this outcome

Have you:

  1. Used appropriate national and local guidance, legislation and policy to inform your actions and decisions?
  2. Maximised the involvement of the person, their family, friends, carers and used independent advocates where appropriate?
  3. Acknowledged and understood any concerns of the person with whom you are working, and shown how you have managed any areas of conflict and can be held to account for your decisions? This should include ensuring people are aware of their right to complaint.
  4. Critically analysed all the information available and used it to produce an evidence-based view which improves outcomes for individuals?
  5. Used supervision, and other colleagues, to help you reflect on and understand any difficult situations you have been in, and how you might do things differently next time?
  6. Demonstrated your understanding of the impact of discrimination and the need to challenge it in any form?
  7. Worked with your supervisor to identify your strengths and weaknesses and how the latter may be addressed through training to ensure continued professional development and personal growth.

Use the Portfolio (Word file) document to record your reflection on this outcome statement.