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Report On Child Protection & Welfare As A Community Based Social Worker
This report explores child protection and welfare as one of the many subsectors of social work practice, and understand the manner in which the trend have defined it. The programs for child protection and welfare have varied widely dependent on the kind of community one has come from, and the most recent trends are to be examined by taking into consideration a certain section of the community (Parton, 2007). This report considered a wide range of views from scholars to examine all the different aspects of the issue. Though in each context of practise, there are different kinds of challenges, these also become the sources for opportunities. To have an all rounded discussion, I also looked at the kind of opportunities that exist that could be exploited.
The recent major trend in this subsector has been that a number of changes were implemented across child protection and welfare systems. These have been supported largely by the enactments of the new child protection legislations. One is informed mainly by the research programs implemented in states such as the UK and their Department of Health as well as coordinated by the Dartington Social Research Unit at the University of Bristol (Forrester & Hughes, 2008). In such case, child protection and welfare has seen the shift in the manner and practice going away from the restrictive and narrowly defined investigations approach to include the assessments of the broader contexts of the child as well as family that looks into wider needs, the strengths or resources, as well as the kind of relationships had with both the...