Recording is a core social work skill. It
is something that all practitioners in social work are involved
in. However like many everyday tasks it can become almost
a subconscious activity, like driving to work. We arrive
but can't quite remember all the processes we went through
to get there.
This section of the training course uses information
from research and the findings of Inquiry reports (most
recently the Victoria Climbié Inquiry Report (2003))
and inspections to highlight some of the common pitfalls
in recording for both practitioners and managers.
In addition to identifying the reasons for
each pitfall, the pitfalls for practitioners suggest strategies
that may be used to avoid each pitfall. An audit sheet is
also provided to enable practitioners to check their own