Importance of Social Work for Kids :

  • Communication with children and young people is at the heart of child and family social work.

  • This helps kids to devolop a sense of empathy and responsibility from a young age

  • Communication involves social workers using a range of methods and techniques like touch, play, signing, body language, writing, drawing, activities, using symbols and other specialist tools to engage and communicate with children and young people.

  • Social workers need to use their skills sensitively and creatively to make spaces for communication with children and young people.

  • Research shows how the context, organization and systems of social work can impact negatively on the ways in which social workers engage and communicate with children and young people.

  • The relationship between children, young people and their social workers is more important than communication itself.