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Social work with adults

Social Work with Adults

Compass Jobs Fair - 4th March 2013

Compass logoCome and see us at the COMPASS Jobs Fair, Birmingham on March 4th at The ICC, Broad Street.

We will be on hand to talk about our services and provide visitors with information and any current job opportunities.

As well as meeting us in the exhibition, there is also a packed seminar programme running alongside where you can keep your practice up to date.

The event is free to all pre-registered visitors, just go to  to register for your ticket.

Social Workers

Social workers are involved in some way with supporting children, families and young people. You may make regular visits to families, or set up a support group for parents. Or you might be working in children's homes, or managing the processes of foster care or adoption.

You could be working with a slightly older age group, with young people who need support as they leave care, or are at risk or in trouble with the law. You may be associated with education and health, looking after the interests of children who have problems at school or who face difficulties brought on by illness in the family.

It will come as no surprise that acting on behalf of children and young people requires high levels of skill and judgement. You need detailed knowledge of the statutory duties of child protection and of childcare law, representing society at large. The foundation of this knowledge and skill are learnt during your initial degree studies, and you will continue to develop these as your career unfolds.

But you can never be complacent about your ability to judge a situation; sometimes it's helpful to take advice as well as to give it.

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