Professional Curiosity in Practice (Adults)


This one day course gives participants the opportunity to explore the various facets of professional curiosity, including the reasons behind non compliance, guarding against the rule of optimism, ensuring a person’s maximum involvement in their own assessment and what gets in the way of professional curiosity.

It then explores six areas, namely:

  • Wellbeing, outcomes, wishes, preferences, values and beliefs
  • Communication skills
  • Legal literacy
  • Achieving best practice in supported decision making
  • Evidence and decision making
  • Positive risk taking
  • Supervision and looking after you

A highly interactive course, it uses a number of case studies and small group exercises and draws on findings of a recent national safeguarding adults review analysis.

How Long is the Course?

1 Day

Who is the Course Aimed at?

Staff in Adult Social Care

Learning Outcomes

To enable delegate to:-

  • Identify all the components linked to professional curiosity and to explore the range of reasons for not being professionally curious
  • Increase opportunities to maximise professional curiosity
  • Explore the full range of ways a person can be as fully involved as possible in every conversation/interaction
  • Extend legal knowledge  through revision and update of core Care Act principles and key duties and powers
  • Revisit the strengths based approach and expand on use of powerful questioning to more fully understand a person, their outcomes and their history, as required
  • Consider risk within a positive risk taking framework
  • Revisit facts and opinions and clearly articulate and record information
  • Ensure that decision making is defensible, that clear factual evidence is provided to support decisions and includes reasoning for decisions and recommendations and considers risk, capacity, options and the person’s wishes and feelings
  • Develop and review own action plan to promote effective use of supervision
  • Consider tools and practices to create/expand own toolbox, to support self





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