Direct Work with Children (and Voice of a Child)


A Research and Evidence Based approach to look at what good looks like in working directly with children and young people

How Long is the Course?

1 Day

Who is the Course Aimed At?

Social Workers

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how we engage with children at the 5 different levels and how to achieve the most effective outcomes in our direct work with the children and young people
  • Have an understanding of why direct work with children and young people is important to our roles as social workers and how this influences the interventions that we undertake
  • Know what a “good” looks like in terms of engagement with a child and how to engage them in our work
  • Have better understanding of how the needs of the child will affect the work that you will be undertaking and what tools you may use
  • Making sure that we safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people in the direct work we undertake with them
  • Be aware of tools, resources and exercises that you can undertake with a child/young person to encourage engagement
  • Be confident in how to deal with a disclosure effectively; while taking into account the child’s needs and safeguarding issues

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