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

  1. Effective social work needs to utilise professional scepticism when dealing with complex cases.
  2. Multiagency working is needed to ensure positive outcomes as early as possible.
  3. 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.