To form, develop and maintain professional relationships with children and young people and their families through direct casework, supervision, shared activity and counselling, in such a way that the child/young person’s family’s needs (ESWs:Education potential) are met.
To provide a service, which meets primary needs, promotes development, and assists behavioural difficulties and vulnerabilities (ESWs:and SEN).
To identify and assess risk of abuse, failure to protect, or harm to children.
To advise senior managers as to any concerns in respect of children/young people with particular reference to there being at risk of abuse or harm.
To identify, contribute to and suggest ideas for good practice and its development, and to take a lead in a special area of responsibility.
To value, recognise and respect the diversity, expertise and experience of individuals, families and carers and enable them to make informed decisions and express their needs.
To challenge discrimination, disadvantage and other forms of inequality, injustice and oppressive practice.
To maximise the financial and material resources available to service users and carer(s) from all possible sources and ensure value for money care packages.
Ensure that service users and carers are aware of the Department’s Complaints procedures
To provide verbal and written information to aid care planning activities and to provide evidence for assessment of need and care plan approaches. (ESWs re: Educational needs such as attendance and behaviour).
To implement designated actions from care plans. (ESWs to assist Schools, pupils and parents with relevant plans).
To gather and interpret information on agreed criteria related to the care of a client or implementation of procedures
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