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    Inter-professional Practice and Safeguarding Children

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    Any names of young people, staff and organisations that I work with have been left out throughout this essay in order to protect their identities. There are many different professionals or agencies which I work with every day within my setting, all of whom relate to the young person in some way, shape or form. These range from social workers and youth offending teams to school teachers and Health workers. Each of us contribute to the overall wellbeing of the young person therefore; each of us has a role in safeguarding that young person.

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    Social Work Values. Values and ethics have been of fundamental importance throughout the development of the social work profession.

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    Their aim was not to provide charity but to re-moralise the poor and make them more self reliant. A particular element of the work of the COS was its focus on individual casework which is still prevalent today, although it has altered and improved from its origins. The casework method was designed to ensure relief was given to truly destitute and ?deserving poor? and aimed to improve people?s lives and morality. It was a personalised approach which criticised how people lived and instructed them how to improve; money was only given to those considered appropriate, who had to meet strong criteria and conditions.

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    In critiquing the educational leaflet based on case study A 14 year old female experiencing juvenile chronic arthritis, there are a range of strengths and limitations that will be discussed.

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    Most individuals with arthritis will experience pain and difficulty moving around. They may feel a level of discomfort and fatigue which leads to them feeling frustrated that they are unable to carry out daily tasks due to loss of strength and grip (Arthritis care, 2011). In critiquing the educational leaflet based on case study A ? 14 year old female experiencing juvenile chronic arthritis, there are a range of strengths and limitations that will be discussed. To begin with, the information provided in the leaflet is clearly communicated as it addresses the main issue on the front page.

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    Youth Work Essay - we shall look at the history and development of youth work

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    Ireland saw the introduction of the Youth Work Act 2001. Amongst other things, the Act offered a legislated and clear definition of the term youth work. There are varied definitions out there, but within this act youth work was legally defined as the following: ?A planned program of education designed for the purpose of aiding and enhancing the personal and social development of young persons through their voluntary participation, and which is complementary to their formal, academic or vocational education and training; provided primarily by voluntary youth work organizations.? It has also been necessary to clarify the definition of a young person, who may avail of the services provided by youth workers.

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    This assignment will focus on the characteristics of the social and medical model of mental illness. The assignment will demonstrate professional judgement, accountability of a social worker and statutory requirements of protection and intervention for a

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    A doctor will work in a directive way with the patient, which relies on the patient being passive to accept the diagnoses and treatment of the doctor. The doctor will use a range of medical treatments for intervention such as drug treatment, brain surgery and electroshock therapy. Psychiatrists and doctors would use the medical model to assess, diagnose and treat the symptoms of a patient experiencing a mental disorder in the same way a doctor would treat a person with physical symptoms or a bacteriological infection.

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    The literature I will be critically reviewing is an article entitled, Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families. It was written by Donald Forrester and Judith Harwin.

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    The study focused on cases in which there was alleged misuse of drugs and/or alcohol by parents. The findings address some important questions that have received little coverage in British research so far. These include: what is the extent of parental substance misuse in social workers' caseloads? What proportions involve drugs, alcohol or both? What sort of issues do social workers identify in working with parental substance misuse? How do social workers and substance misuse specialists work together on cases?

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    Examine an area of oppression and discuss how this manifests itself in institutions and societies and how it impacts upon the lives of individuals and communities.

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    Lack of inclusion, segregated education, isolation and poor job prospects, these key factors all impact on the lives of people with disabilities. I aim to examine how these key themes and what implications this has for social work practice. Thompsons (2006) PCS model provides a useful tool for social workers to analyse how discrimination operates within society. This is an essential tool if social workers are to meet the requirements of anti-oppressive practice. Firstly, to understand where we are today with disability it would be useful to provide a brief historical account of disability in western society.

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    In this essay I will define client empowerment in planning care as it is applied to adults, especially adults at risk of neglect and abuse, and explore how care management policy aims to empower clients. There is a dilemma in Mr Bankss case which appl

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    This will contain details of what services will be received and for how long, who will provide each service, when and where each service will be provided, if there will be a charge, and how and by whom the care plan will be monitored and reviewed. Care management is required wherever a person needs a lot of support at home from several different services or need to move into a residential or nursing home. As individuals grow older, their needs and life styles change.

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    Social Work & Schizophrenia

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    The 'Diathesis-Stress Model' balances the cause of schizophrenia between internal and external influences. It emphasizes the impact that the environment can have on people who are deemed genetically vulnerable to developing schizophrenia. Stressful life events in the environment, such as major life events, traumatic experiences or dysfunctional families may act as a trigger. Another theory suggests social influences and behaviours within the family have been suggested to directly influence and cause the development of schizophrenia (Gross, 1996) Medical treatments for schizophrenia and other abnormal behaviour include psycho surgery, ECT and drugs. Psychosurgery, which is viewed as unethical, is less commonly used nowadays. It involves removing pieces of the brain to reduce severe symptoms.

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    Poverty- idantify the factors that have resulted in Margaret living in poverty and describe how they have affected her.

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    This and the fact that she could not find employment that could support her and her child made it tougher for her to socialize with her friends as most of what she would normally have done with them would require her to be somewhat financially independent, this left her staying at home with her child. Margaret's social isolation that led her to becoming depressed and lonely could have been stopped had she taken her child to a Sure Start Children's Centre where she could have being able to leave her baby for the day as she continued with her education

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    Images of inequality - What evidence is there that older people are socially excluded?

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    The balance between those of working age and the economically inactive (the dependency support ratio), such as the elderly or disabled, means there will be less working people paying tax but the welfare system will have more people to care for. Although Wilson (2008) sees the increasing number of elderly as an impending disaster not everyone shares this view.

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    Reflective Practice study

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    At this point, I realised the complexity of the role and tasks of social workers in fostering and adoption. I have therefore decided to read further on the theories of attachment and resilience and their applications to the social work practice. Fahlberg (1994) defined attachment as 'an affectionate bond between two individuals that endures through space and time and serves to join them emotionally'. She then developed the idea of cycles between a child and the adult relationship during the process of attachment.

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    Human Growth and Development

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    Attachment is not the same as dependency and although the intensity of attachment between parent and child decreases with age, it is still significant throughout the life cycle particularly during times of distress and uncertainty and needs to be acknowledged and supported for Robert to maintain an independent relationship with his mother (Howe1995). Change in the family relationships may disrupt and endanger the developing child's personality (Fahlberg 1991, p143). This could also include Robert becoming a primary carer as his relationship with his mother would change significantly from being largely dependent on Lucy whilst currently living with her to living apart from her with his siblings independently.

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