Tag Archives: child

It’s Ben’s birthday! [The Return of Superman/2018.12.09]

(Antique exterior) Who could be inside this traditional building? (Someone is reciting) (the Thousand-Character Classic.) (Sky, ground) Did Ben just say that? Is he reciting them? (You can hear someone studying.) (The father has a frivolous laugh.) (Smiling) (He’s moving forward.) Gosh, he’s so cute. He really looks like a young master. Are you going… Read More »

Childhood neglect: Scenario 3 Children’s Social Care (part 1)

Good morning, Duty Team, Paul Roberts speaking. Good morning. I hope I’m through to the right department. I wanted to make a referral to Children’s Social Services. Okay, you’re through to the right person. Let me start by taking your name. It’s Emily Jones. I’m a health visitor for the family. I’m based at the… Read More »

Childhood neglect: Mabina Akhtar’s story

Why does the health visitor keep calling round to see me? I’m getting very tired of this now and I would like some privacy. I don’t understand why she wants to see Waseem. He’s fine and she can see that. My house is immaculately clean, surely she can see that. There isn’t a thing out… Read More »

Sue Woolmore talks about disguised compliance and the importance of professional curiosity

My name’s Sue Woolmore and I’m a social worker by background, working in child protection in both the statutory and voluntary sector. I spend a lot of time with practitioners and their first line managers talking about the kind of issues that they deal with when they’re working with families and there is a really… Read More »

Childhood neglect: Scenario 4 Social Work Manager (part 1)

Right, then, that’s two cases done. Let’s move on now to the Henderson Miller Taylor family. How are things going? You’ve been on it for, what, six months now? Yes, it is around six months but despite the support we’ve put in place things really haven’t improved much. But you did an assessment surely? And… Read More »