Social services Category

Do you need psychology for social work?

You should be working in the social services field in a professional capacity and also get experience in research and research analysis. … A degree in Psychology can be an excellent path to becoming a social worker, provided you get the work experience you need to advance your degree. https://www.bestpsychologydegrees.com/faq/can-i-become-a-social-worker-with-a-degree-in-psychology/

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Social Work vs. Psychology

Both social work and psychology are fields that equip others with the necessary tools to help themselves. Social work and psychology are oriented towards the same outcome: recognizing and treating mental illness, and empowering individuals to improve their own lives. While they sometimes overlap and intersect, each profession approaches their work with individuals in a distinctive manner. […]

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Why Use Genograms?

Genograms are useful assessment tools that foster clients’ understanding of historical family patterns that might impact current behaviors, relationships, and functioning. From a social work perspective, individuals are embedded within many different systems that impact their lives, and the genogram emphasizes this systems theoretical perspective with a focus on the family. The family is perhaps […]

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HOW LOW DO YOU GO?

JUST TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, sick of still hearing it, does it ever end??? Still hearing malicious stories people have recently been told. Well here we are 28 years on and still it goes on, it never ends, the pathological lying and the deceit. Lies about my mother who died 3 years ago and is […]

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Policing, Health and Social Care: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

By working together and intervening early to address the common factors that bring people into contact with the police and criminal justice system and lead to poor health we can improve public safety and reduce crime. We have agreed: To move beyond single service-based practice to whole place approaches to commissioning and delivering preventative services […]

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WHAT THEN DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR SOCIAL WORKERS IN THEIR WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE INSECURE/ANXIOUS ATTACHMENTS WITH MOTHERS, FATHERS, STEP-PARENTS/CAREGIVERS.

I think it is absolutely essential that social workers have a basic understanding of attachment theory and the importance of the early relationship between baby and mother (again used as shorthand) from the first moments of birth, and even in utero as there is evidence that babies can be adversely affected if there is tension, […]

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Child Welfare Reporters: a question of competence? – section8.scot

There is a lack of knowledge around child development, attachment, domestic abuse, family dynamics, and little understanding of what might constitute a risk of harm to a child. There is often a lack of curiosity and over reliance on what seems, at first glance, most apparent. And where there is clear indication of likely harm […]

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Impact Statement – section8.scot

It’s now clear the children have been scarred by this experience and especially by the long delays and the court’s failure to provide them with relief from what they were experiencing. So much then for the principle that the best interests of children must be the paramount consideration in these cases. A Child Welfare Hearing […]

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Training

Training for Lawyers Lawyers here means solicitors, barristers and Legal Executives.  We have already highlighted the appalling level of ignorance amongst lawyers about PA.  As with CAFCASS officers, UKAP recommends a compulsory PA training module in the CPD (Continuing Professional Development) of all family lawyers.  Use our questionnaire when talking to lawyers.

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Health Education continued………………………

CAFCASS CAFCASS is a major source of injustice for children and APs.  Make no mistake about that. The reasons are these. Firstly, the training of CAFCASS officers is woeful.  Courses in PA are only optional.  And the uptake of these courses is lamentable – only 2% of caseworkers take this course (https://voiceofthechild.org.uk/kb/cafcass-parental-alienation-webinar-training/).  Well, Mr Douglas […]

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