Part of a new Social Work Pocketbook series this is a succinct and handy guide to setting up and managing contact visits with looked after children.
Realistic about the day-to-day challenges associated with this fundamental aspect of working in children and families services, this book is easy to use and supports social workers and non-social work staff at all levels.Useful features include:Practical examples, advice and tipsExamples of good practiceExamples of common pitfalls and how to avoid themPoint of law remindersChecklists for easy reference when you are in a hurryWritten by an author with hands-on and extensive experience, this pocketbook will assist students and professionals in:Deciding who to involve, and where the contact should take placeSupporting relationships to achieve the overall aims of the careplanAssessing a young person's needs in relation to contactDrawing up the contact agreementEvaluating and recording contact"This easy to read, easy to understand book is accessible to all students who are beginning a placement and need to understand the legislation and philosophy behind contact provision, with excellent tips on how to supervise contact.
Invaluable."Paula Beesley, Freelance Practice Educator, North Yorkshire"Scott has provided a useful daily tool for professionals ... by capturing the everyday issues faced by workers. She has created a working insight of the policies and procedures used by various statutory and voluntary agencies and made them easy to read and understandable." Louisa Saunders, Newly Qualified Social Worker
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 136 pages
- Publisher: Open University Press
- Publication Date: 16/08/2013
- Category: Child welfare
- ISBN: 9780335245239
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