Social Care Observation

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I recognise this assessment is ongoing and involved weekly observations to identify progress and monitor the services. I made a record of each visit and reported any concerns to my manager (SW one, Walker 2011). I noted at times my intervention did not improve the situation as it took some time for the services to be allocated. Upon reflection, I could have been more open with N at the start about my concerns as her feedback reflected an inconsistency in my approach. Kemshall (2002) argues that social work is predominantly concerned with handling and assessing risk, as opposed to focusing on social need and justice. It should be highlighted that N may have feel structurally oppressed due to her mental health and not being appreciated for the challenges she is facing (Thompson 2007). I now recognise I may have been focusing on the immediate risk in the home and not realising the underlying cause of concern, her mental health. However, I was concerned at the potential neglect the children were facing and it was decided …show more content…
However, this proved difficult, as he did not turn up to my arranged meeting. I drew on my own value base and began to understand some reasoning why, he may have felt under scrutiny by the agency. When I finally met with D, I used family therapy circular style questions examined by Brown (2007). It helped place the children at the centre of my questioning style to help him realise the impact of witnessing domestic violence. D was able to acknowledge that home conditions have deteriorated since he left and disclosed he undertook most of the household duties. It was important to complete a social history with D to outline if any domestic violence had occurred in his family and his version of the event. I utilised psychodynamic theory to appreciate early attachments and how the incident may have been affected by certain behaviours or

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