Originally published: 04.03.15
When you qualify as a social worker, you have no clue how little actual face to face work you will do.
You imagine yourself supporting vulnerable people & working with them to improve their quality of life.
You start your career, full of enthusiasm and energy. You have all this knowledge bouncing around in your head and you’re desperate to get out there and start making a difference.
Instead, you sit at your computer, repetitively completing assessments and forms and reports and plans.
You review your cases constantly. Have you done everything you were meant to do? Are the child protection plans in place? Are they robust? Have you covered all angles? Are the children safe? Are they SAFE?
Read more The Life Cycle of a Social Worker by @PlanetCath