Social Work Reports

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 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...