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 SCRsWritten 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