‘We need to talk about… Giving and Receiving feedback in social work’ – A Practice Note Report

John McDonnell


This practice report gives a perspective on what it is like for a social worker in the UK to receive feedback and coaching on their work with families.

It also considers what it is like for the author to then be in the position to give feedback and ocaching. It further considers what skills could be considered required for supervisors to give feedback and coaching.

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Clynes, Mary P and Rafferty, Sara (2008) Feedback: An essential element of student learning in clinical practice in Nurse Education in Practice, Nov 2008, Vol 8, Issue 6, pp 405-411.

Davys, A and Beddoe, L (2010) Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1921/jpts.v16i3.1143


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