What is social work? Children and families
What is the video about?
This film follows the complex and challenging yet rewarding work of a children’s services social worker. It looks at the complexity of cases that children’s social workers deal with on daily basis from family support to child protection cases.
Messages for practice
- Effective social work needs to utilise professional scepticism when dealing with complex cases.
- Multiagency working is needed to ensure positive outcomes as early as possible.
- Engaging with families / carers helps to ensure effective support is available to all.
Who will find this useful?
Social workers; social work students; journalists; lecturers to use with students; anyone with an interest in social work.