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.