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Mark Drakeford’s magnificent seven characteristics of social work

6 May 2015

1 characterised by a determination to get alongside the vulnerable individuals and families it works with

2 understands the structural forces that so often shape those people’s lives

3 responds to those needs in a genuinely non-judgmental way

4 focusses on the strengths and assets people have

5 sense of optimism about the chance of improvement

6 acts wherever possible to support families in their efforts to look after their own children rather than remove their children from those efforts

7 are brokers in the system working alongside and speaking up for their users…we look at things we provide and the things individuals provide and by combining them we get the best outcomes for all




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