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Question: ‘Social workers are agents of social control and youth workers are glorified babysitters.’

Discuss this statement providing a balanced argument for and against the ideas contained in the statement.

Answer: If we look at the statement above we can see that it suggests the idea that social workers are agents of social...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2588
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3474

Question: To what extent are Gender, Class, and Ethnicity major determinants of life chances in Britain today?

Answer: Britain today has never been so fast changing in the way we live our lives since the time of the industrial revolution....


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 57%
  • Words: 2034
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3473

Question: During the delivery of the unit you will be asked to outline an incident thaty provides an example or examples of communication processes from your experiences and to record this in your portfolio. (Communication Assignment)

The assignment requires you to discuss this incident and demonstrate your awareness of

a) the skills you need in practising effective interpersonal communication and

b) an awareness of yourself in relation to issues of power and diversity in relation to anti discriminatory practice.Your essay must include an application of communication theory to the practical situation.

Answer: Looking at definitions of communication we can see that Hargie et al, 1994, p.11, refers to Brooks and Heath 1985, p8 to...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2500
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3472

Question: Choose one key debate or issue that has been investigated in your elective and critically evaluate its implications for social work practice.

Adult payments and Community Care: Direct Payments and Disabled People.

Answer: Direct Payment come in the form of money, which is paid by local councils to those who qualify, and is provided instead...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: BA (Hons) Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1945
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: January, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3471

Question: “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t?”

Critically evaluate theories of risk, approaches to practice and the role of the local authority social worker in the identification, assessment and management of risk in social work with children, young people and families. Include consideration of the impact of social work practice on service users and carers.

Answer: Theories and societal perceptions of risk vary across time and across culture. From the role of fate and destiny amidst ideas and...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 75%
  • Words: 2932
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: November, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3470

Question: PLACEMENT 2 - CASE STUDY

This essay offers a reflection on the social work role in the identification, assessment and management of risk to two young people living in a household where there is domestic violence. It provides a consideration of power imbalances and social justice and makes links to the GSCC codes of practice and the National Occupational Standards key roles throughout.

Answer: Here I will examine my role in the identification, assessment and management of risk to K. and N. and will consider and...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 72%
  • Words: 3042
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2010
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3469

Question: A critical evaluation of multi-disciplinary working within statutory social work services.

Answer: Since the 1970’s there have been numerous public inquiries and serious case reviews which have ‘…called on us to learn the lesson...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 62%
  • Words: 2899
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: April, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3468

Question: DISSERTATION LITERATURE REVIEW

(WORKING) TITLE –
‘MAKING JUDGEMENTS’ – DECISION MAKING IN CASES OF NON-ACCIDENTAL INJURY WITH DISCREPANT PARENTAL EXPLANATIONS. IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE UK.

Answer: This review will provide a meta-ethnography of the literature around the topic of physical abuse in general, and non-accidental injury (NAI) specifically,...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2703
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: October, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3467

Question: DISSERTATION RESEARCH PROPOSAL - SUBJECT AREA / CONTEXT / RATIONALE

(WORKING) TITLE –
‘MAKING JUDGEMENTS’ – DECISION MAKING IN CASES OF NON-ACCIDENTAL INJURY WITH DISCREPANT PARENTAL EXPLANATIONS. IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN THE UK.

Answer: The subject area for analysis is the difficulties which social workers face in making decisions about children in cases where there has...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 70%
  • Words: 2578
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: October, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Dissertation
  • Essay ID: 3466

Question: Choose one key debate or issue that has been investigated in your elective. Make a critical analysis of the debate, locating it in terms of policy and professional practice.

Lesbian and Gay Adoption – In The Best Interests of the
Child or the Parents? - A Critical Analysis.

Answer: Within UK law and policy, over the past 10 years, the rights of lesbians and gay men have been acknowledged and protected...


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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: MA Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2616
  • Date submitted: November 18, 2010
  • Date written: December, 2009
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3465

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