This book provides essential knowledge and skills to address all the new social work education requirements for placements and practice learning. It will help your students successfully pass their compulsory social work placement whilst meeting the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Workers and developing their professional practice.

Introducing Risk in the Context of Social Work Practice Learning

Introducing risk in the context of social work practice learning
Dawn Whitaker

Overview and Learning Outcomes

This chapter will cover:

  • Social work practice and risk.
  • Definitions of ‘risk’ in the context of social work.
  • Social work practice learning and working with risk in the context of social work practice.

By the end of Chapter 7 you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of some of the key issues that surround risk in social work practice.
  • Explore ideas of risk in relation to social work and your practice learning.

Introduction to Chapter 7

Risk assessment and risk management are increasingly acknowledged to have become a key focus for social work in the 21st century. This part of the book introduces the topic of risk in relation ...

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