As a social worker you will draw on a wide range of knowledge to help you understand different situations and guide your practice. This will include theories about why things are the way they are, findings from research and all sorts of other published writing about the knowledge, skills and values that underpin social work You will also learn a great deal during your placement from watching and listening to more experienced social workers and by reflecting on your own experiences. Together, these different forms of knowledge or evidence represent an invaluable guide to how, when and why to intervene in practice situations.
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