Social Work Essay

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Ba (honours)in social work Safeguarding the psychosocial wellbeing of all who receive assistance from social workers is as important as enforcing the most basic of our physical human rights. Social workers play a key role within society in reinforcing required and implementing interventions which seek to preserve the rights of vulnerable groups, enabling them to live independently with minimal assistance unless. This role, I believe is vital in promoting equality and positive attitudes within the community. Throughout my years I have gained experience within many different social spheres. Since 2007, I have had the opportunity to improve upon and develop certain skills which are needed for working with the public. My time volunteering with the local playgroup initially equipped me with the interpersonal skills required to communicate with very young children, other volunteers and parents. In line with my interest in helping others, I am currently studying Children’s Care, Learning and Development at SVQ Level 3, which is equivalent to HNC. This course covers all aspects of child care. Central to this course are the core modules which are concerned with the enhancement of childhood practice. These include: developing and promoting positive relationships; maintaining healthy, safe and secure environments for children; protecting and promoting children’s rights; planning and organising environments for children and families; promoting wellbeing and resilience. Fundamental educational aspects of a child’s development are also addressed within this course: helping pupils to develop their literacy and numeracy. My college course has additionally developed my skills with people as I am currently on placement in a local primary school in Argyll. My current placement at the local primary school has further extended my knowledge and proficiency with working

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