All children’s social workers are likely to work with families of disabled children and young people at some point.
So whether we work in mainstream or specialist social work teams, we all need training in this area.
National Working Group for Safeguarding Disabled Children and BASW England have created a short survey. Their aim is to explore how social workers understand disabled children and young people, and their families. In doing this, they hope to establish the sort of training needs that exist in the sector.
The survey is based on a broad understanding of safeguarding. It explores where family support, early help and prevention play a key part in reducing later difficulties.