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Who counts as a peer?

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection. This is a list of professionals that count as peers.

Who counts as a peer?

To meet the CPD requirements, you must record at least one piece of CPD with a peer reflection. Peer reflection means that you have discussed the content of your CPD activity with a peer, your manager or another professional.

Read more about peer reflection

List of professionals who count as peers

  • Another social worker registered in the United Kingdom with Northern Ireland Social Care Council, Scottish Social Services Council, Social Care Wales, or Social Work England.
  • Your line manager or supervisor.
  • Other professional who has knowledge of your social work practice.

Professionals who have knowledge of your social work practice could be:

  • nurses
  • health visitors
  • midwives
  • doctors
  • academics
  • schoolteachers
  • police officers
  • probation officers
  • mental health workers
  • occupational therapists
  • psychiatrists
  • psychologists

Please note, this list is not exhaustive and may be updated.

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