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Reflection on Social Work Practise. I thought that enacting to set aside time to do some record keeping would meet the requirements of the Social Work Codes of Practice which emphasise meeting relevant standards of practice and working in a lawful, safe a

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Description of events -What did you DO, SEE, FEEL, HEAR? How were you involved? What did other people do? Today I spent the day in the office updating manual and electronic service user records and carrying out administrative duties in the office such as making out bound and receiving telephone calls and sending and responding to emails. Analysis - What did you THINK? What theories, policies, forces have impact/help you understand. How well did you do? I thought that enacting to set aside time to do some record keeping would meet the requirements of the Social Work Codes of Practice which emphasise meeting relevant standards of practice and working in a lawful, safe and effective way and maintaining clear and accurate records as required by procedures established for my work (GSCC 2002 6.1 and 6.2). ...read more.

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I realised then that even though I would have done the work and not recorded it that would be meaningless if I did not put it on record. I also wondered what would happen in my absence if records of a service user on my caseload were required and I had not done any recording. I felt that would mean that I was not being accountable for my work and it would also mean that if my colleagues needed to deal with an urgent situation pertaining to that service user they would not have any background information for them to work effectively with the service user in my absence. I felt that this would be letting the team down in a way because I believe that keeping effective records is a way of communicating with other team members. ...read more.

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I felt that this made it even more important because if service users will have access they would want correct and accurate information recorded about their lives and that it was a duty that I had to fulfil. I was very pleased with the progress that I made on this day because I had carefully made all the entries in all cases. Action Plan - What do you want to learn more about? What would you do different? What are you going to do? As a next step I will continue to liaise with my colleagues and PE in supervision to ensure that my record keeping is up to agency standards and that I ensure this by continuing to develop it. I would like to learn more about the content to include in my reports. ...read more.

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