By Hazel Kemshall
Assessing and coping with danger is a regular problem for social employees. operating with probability might be nervousness frightening and important, requiring nice ability and excessive degrees of self assurance. In those advanced events, social employees need to work flat out to get the stability correct.
This cutting edge publication makes a speciality of the improvement and use of talents for paintings with probability. utilizing a number of case stories, examples and reflective routines, the authors research the most important abilities required to paintings successfully with danger. quite a few chapters specialise in evaluation talents, collecting and evaluate of knowledge, decision-making demanding situations, and moral matters. Recognising the problems provided within the context of busy statutory paintings, there's a robust specialize in sensible talents and assistance for making improvements to possibility administration plans. The booklet additionally will pay cautious awareness to the emotional impression of operating with possibility, with a last bankruptcy at the administration of self within the demanding and infrequently distressing global of social work.
Written in a reader-friendly, obtainable type, the ebook could be crucial studying for college kids and employees throughout quite a number social paintings settings, together with neighborhood care, grownup companies, baby defense and psychological health.
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Consider the following case example: 46 The Art of Decision Making Case illustration: release from youth custody A young man is about to be released from Youth Custody. He states his home address as his release address. Commentary This home address can be either a resilience factor, providing support, stability and protection, or a risk factor, taking the young man back into an offending and antisocial network with numerous pressures to reoffend. e. arguments), and so on; or only outside the family and whether pro-social support can be expected from the family; • proximity of the family home to the young man’s local peer group and offending network.
Further Reading Beckett, C. (2008) ‘Risk uncertainty and thresholds’, in M. ), Contemporary Risk Assessment in Safeguarding Children. Lyme Regis: Russell House, pp. 40–51. For a clear and helpful explanation of risk assessment and thresholds. Carr, S. (2010) Enabling Risk: Securing Safety: Self-directed Support and Personal Budgets. London: SCIE. Specifically concerned with personal 42 Skills for Risk Assessment budgets but uses this to explore the balance between managing potential harm and allowing for appropriate risk taking.
In the context of obtaining information about potential abuse from children, great care should be exercised and assessors should be very alert to the dangers of putting words Skills for Risk Assessment 37 into children’s mouths or misunderstanding their responses. The kinds of questions used are important, for example using the active rather than the passive voice: • Was mummy hit by the man? • Did the man hit mummy? (Koprowska 2010: 104) The latter question is less likely to be misunderstood.
Working with Risk: Skills for Contemporary Social Work by Hazel Kemshall