Explain how a PDP can help a social care worker identify improvements in their knowledge, understanding and practice.

A Personal Development Plan (PDP) is a record of a social care worker’s professional achievements over time. By keeping an up-to-date PDP, a social care worker can see how their knowledge, understanding and practice has progressed as well as the current objectives and goals. Also, writing a PDP forces a social care worker to think about any gaps in their knowledge or areas where they would like to perform better and design a roadmap to get to their objectives.  In addition, it provides evidence of continuous improvement to others.

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