The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.
Chapter 124: How Do I Use Case Record Keeping to Guide Intervention and Provide Accountability?
How Do I Use Case Record Keeping to Guide Intervention and Provide Accountability?
We are constantly being held more accountable for what we do. This chapter describes the primary purposes of record keeping and the principles of how we keep records, and it outlines content that we should record at each step of the process. In this way, we will not only be accountable to others but also can use the process of record keeping as a way of thinking and measuring the results of our work with families.
Purposes of Client Record Keeping
Keeping records is usually done because we have to do it and not because we like to do it. This is ...