Yearly Archives - 2013

The Power of a Client Assessment in Social Work

Social work is vital. The intervention of social workers has been improving the wellbeing of individuals, groups and entire communities for many years. People suffering poverty, social injustices and violations of human rights can find essential assistance from social workers. One service that social workers provide which can be incredibly powerful and make a significant difference to someone’s life is client assessments. What is a client assessment in social work? A social work client assessment is a written report of information collected...

Independent Social Worker UK: The Value of Expert Assessment

An important job for social workers today is to carry out various types of independent assessment of individuals and families. These assessments are required for legal cases and other important hearings and tribunals, the results of which can be truly life altering for the people involved. These cases can relate to immigration, mental health issues or child protection among other things, and reports produced by independent social workers are considered highly useful evidence. The weight attached to such assessments can be...

Independent Social Work Court Reports: Professional Assessment

British social workers provide an essential service. They offer care, support and expertise to improve the lives of people who have found themselves in poverty, facing social injustice, or suffering some other abuse. Social workers must have a wide spectrum of knowledge, on areas from economics to education, sociology, medicine, politics, anthropology and psychology. It is therefore no easy job, but it is one that can provide vital assistance to people in need. Social workers can therefore make a real...

Social Work Reports for Immigration

People choose to come to the UK in search of work and a better standard of life, or because they are fleeing war-torn homelands and countries where a lifestyle similar to that of a British citizen’s is practically impossible. Immigrants can also be the partners and families of British citizens or of foreign people who have already gained legal residence in the UK. Many migrants and asylum seekers come to the UK dreaming of a new life, but without the...

Social Work Values

Social workers are required to make important value judgements in line with reasonable work ethics. They have to take the specifics of each case into account when making these potentially life-changing decisions. The old saying that 'you should do to others as you'd have done to yourself' holds true in many instances. However, value judgements also have wide-ranging societal implications. Tough Choices It is important to realise that social workers often work with people who are experiencing great difficulty. Some clients...

Assessment of a child’s best interests

With courts now taking in to consideration the child's best interests, our social circumstances reports are able to convey the impact of separating families. The courts are listening and we are happy to be part of this enabling process.