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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...

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...