Ritically Evaluate the Role of the Occupational Therapist/Social Worker In the Child Protection Process.

Critically Evaluate the Role of the Occupational Therapist/Social Worker In the Child Protection Process.

a? Introduction (250 )
Say that Iam a social worker Outline the case study What are the Key Issues you plan to discuss
a? Define the Role of the OT/SW in Child protection(600)
Outline the Child Protection Process from Referral to Outcomes
Legislation and policies that apply
Discuss the Professional Roles in this Process
Look carefully at Multi Disciplinary Working
Look at the experiences of the Child/Family in this process

a? Critically Evaluate the Process of Child Protection(600)

Discuss the way the process protects Children
What are the positives of the Child Protection process?
What are the problems with the Child Protection process?

a? Discuss Importance of AntiDiscriminatory Practice(300)
Define AntiDiscriminatory Practice Look at the conflict between protecting the child and realising the parents rights How do you reflect on your own practice, values, conflictsuse of supervision

a? Conclude(250)
Draw together the arguments you have presented Draw on other sources to help you here Nothing New in the Conclusion that you havenat already mentioned in the main part of your assignment
a? REFERENCE AT LEAST 8


Case Study.
Chronology family W

Family tree that we know.

Chronology of Events
a? September 2002 a Mrs W and Child P arrives from the Congo seeking asylum
a? Mrs W and Child P disbursed to Rotherham from down south.
a? August 2003 a Child Protection Case Conference a Child P name placed on the register under the category of Neglect and Emotional abuse.
a? November 2003 Mrs W and Child P taken by immigration to Heathrow to be deported back to the Congofailed attempt due to Mrs W becoming very aggressive.
a? November 2003 -Mrs W and Child P detained at a holding centre in Cambridgeshire a Child P name removed from the CPR register.
a? December 2003 a Attempts to deport Mrs W and Child P back to the Congo failed due to Mrs W becoming very aggressive.
a? February 2004 a Referral made to CYPS informing us that the family had returned back to Rotherham.
a? October 2004 Child B was born
a? October 2004 a Strategy Meeting Held
a? October 2004 a Child Protection Case Conference held Child P and Child Bs name placed on the register under the category of Emotional Abuse
a? October 2004 a Child P and Child B subject to a police protection Order and placed in foster care
a? September 2007 a Child P made sexual allegations against two school friends, which resulted in a joint investigation
a? October 2007 a Child P taken to hospital by Mrs W
a? October 2007 a Interim Care Order granted in respect of Child P and Child B
a? December 2007 a Review Directions hearing
a? January 2008 Review Directions hearing
a? January 2008 a Review Case Conference Child P and Child B names to remain on register
a? January 2008 a Court review plan to Rehabilitate children back home.
a? February 2008 a Rehabilitation plan home ceased after concerns raised about Mrs W
a? February 2008 a Court review to discuss rehabilitation plan
a? February 2008 a Strategy Meeting
a? June 2008 a Review Child Protection Case Conference Child P and Child B names remain on register.
a? August 2008 Case allocated to Sally Buck
a? August 2008 a Rehabilitation plan starts again.
a? August 2008 a Child P disclosed abuse by Mrs W
a? August 2008 a Court Review x 2
a? September 2008 a Court ordered medicals on both children.
a? September 2008 Court review x 2
a? November 2008 a Court review
a? January 2009 a Seven day finding of fact
a? February 2009 a Judgement on the Finding of Fact
a? February 2009Meeting with senior managers to discuss future plans for the children a Adoption with parallel planning
a? March 2009 a Court review
a? April 2009 a Court review
a? May 2009 a Court review
a? June 2009 a Child P and Child B presented to adoption panel, recommendation they should be placed for adoption.
a? July 2009 a Court review
a? July 2009 a Agency decision maker overturned the recommendation made by the adoption panel.
a? July 2009 a Resolution hearing
a? August 2009 a 3 x day Final hearing a Care Orders granted.
Learning Outcomes.
a? Evaluate statutory approaches with children and families;
a? Consider how policy developments and methods of intervention impact upon the work you undertake with Children and families and significant others
a? Demonstrate an understanding of where anti-discriminatory approaches can be applied in safeguarding.


The overarching themes will be ones of Safeguarding, Personalisation and inter professional working. You will be required to explicitly draw upon current research and evidenced-based practice to explain and justify your planned interventions.

books, journals, articles, community care, social care institute of excellence (SCIE)