Conducting the Home Visit in Child Protection
Conducting a home visit is a fundamental part of a social worker's role, but in practical terms many key issues are overlooked during social work training. This is a practical guide to conducting home visits, a task which many newly qualified social workers can feel unprepared for and which can be fraught with difficulties.
Useful features of this book include:
• Real case examples based on practitioner’s experiences
• Realistic solutions to the everyday difficulties you might face
• Examples of what to say
• Reference to the latest guidance, including Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) to ensure you are practicing in line with statutory requirements and expectations.
• Guidance and support in understanding lessons learned recent child protection SCRs
Written by an experienced social worker and expert in child protection, this book is clear, straightforward and jargon-free. It will be a useful aid to any professionals required to do home visiting. The book addresses:
• What you need to do to prepare for the visit
• How to get in the door
• What to do when you are in the home
• What you need to look out for
• Practical ways to implement lessons learned from recent serious case reviews