Child-centred practice is key to an effective child and family assessment. Critically examine whether this can be said to be true in contemporary social work, incorporating a discussion of the following questions:
To what extent is the voice of the child heard by social workers and upheld within the legal system?
Do parents have the stronger voice?
What challenges do social workers face when communicating with children and young people?
You will be assessed on the demonstration of your knowledge, skills and values of social work in accordance with the intended learning outcomes set out below:
Critically explore children and family social work
Demonstrate a critical examination of the relevance of the assessment process
Critically examine and evaluate the relationship between universal services and safeguarding – looking at the challenges, the impact of professionals
Critically examine child-centred practice