The Guardian on the culture in Social Care
The link is to The Guardian's perspective on how social workers approach assessment of their clients. Taking out a few quotes:"My experience is that when it comes to advocating for resources, social workers are inclined to present the worst aspects of someone's case and skip over some of the positives to get maximum impact. Obviously this is a dodgy path to tread, because your argument is that it is all doom and gloom but an increase in services will make it all better. The risk in that approach is that the manager may ask: if things are really that bad, shouldn't we be heading towards child protection procedures or court? "
"There is a longstanding tradition within radical social work that entails being economical with the truth if it means you can get help or services that otherwise would be denied."