Professional Curiosity in Practice


This programme aims to give participants the opportunity to reflect upon, develop and maintain skills and attributes of professional curiosity in practice. It will consider the importance of healthy scepticism and respectful uncertainty, encouraging workers to fact check and cross reference; to attune to their professional instincts – which are all informed by effective observation, listening and an appreciation of risk. This will then be seen through the lens of maintaining professional resilience to keep questioning and not detach from the importance of their role related responsibilities.

How Long is the Course?

1 Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Staff in Adult Social Care

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will have had the opportunity to recognise and value the role of healthy scepticism and professional curiosity in upholding our duty of care and helping to keep people with whom we come into contact, safe.

This will be achieved via consideration of:

  • The role, function and tasks of social work
  • Responsibility, Agency, Concern allied with Accountability and Autonomy – the RAC and AA of social work involvement to halt harm
  • Using research to inform our healthy and respectful uncertainty – warning signs and risk indicators
  • Our duty of care and its relationship to negligence
  • How to keep curious: Maintaining a practice energy essential for questioning beyond the obvious
  • Opening our eyes to coercion – and when it can be used against us
  • Professional assertiveness, using supervision, effective recording and defensible decision making




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