Social Work with Adults
Compass Jobs Fair - 4th March 2013
Come 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 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
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
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
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