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What is Social Care?

You may have heard of Social Care or Social Services, but what do they do?

What is Social Care?

Social care is sometimes referred to as Social Services; these are the same.

Social care offers personal care, social support and protection to children and adults who may be at risk of harm or have disabilities.

Children’s Social Care

Children’s social care aims to protect children and young people from possible harm or abuse, and also helps those with a disability.

Children’s Social care help to change lives and improve circumstances with the goal of allowing children to reach their full potential.

Children’s Social Care maybe involved with you or your family for a number of reasons, and they may be offering different services to support you. These services can be different between different local authorities and include:

What is a Social Worker?

Social workers work with children, families and the elderly to help them solve problems or crisis that they may be facing and help protect vulnerable people from abuse neglect or harm.

Some of a social worker’s responsibilities include:

  • Visiting, homes, schools, residential homes and hospitals to assess needs
  • Organising and supporting care or resources
  • Working alongside families
  • Working alongside other professionals
  • Implementing safety plans

REMEMBER:- Social care is there to help you and your family, and can help protect you from harm.

For further information about what support is offered within your local area, contact a health professional via ChatHealth or through school.

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Find out what services are available to you in your area. Remember your school nurse is always there to give you confidential help and support.

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