Recording is a key social work task and its centrality to the protection of children cannot be over-estimated.
Your records are key to helping you, other professionals and - at times - service users work out what has happened and what to do next. Keep them up to date, short and to the point, but write enough so that people know what is going on.
Your records are used for:
- Supporting effective partnerships with users and carers.
- Assisting continuity when workers are unavailable or change.
- Providing a documented account of a department's involvement with an individual service user.
- Providing evidence for planning and allocating resources at an individual and strategic level.
- Facilitating reflection, analysis and planning.
- Supporting supervision and professional development.
- Recording that the practitioner and agency have met the expected standards of social care.
This page contains links to a range of records that you might use within your work. For more information and self-help on what to record, visit writeenough.org.uk
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