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Areas of practice in child and family social work

Find out about different areas of practice and the skills and knowledge you'll need to work in them.

Assessment and intake teams carry out initial assessments with children and families to identify risk and determine appropriate support.

Child protection and safeguarding teams protect and support children at risk of harm and intervene in cases of immediate risk.

Court teams support children involved in legal proceedings and represent their interests in court.

Youth justice teams support children to reduce the risk of offending and promote positive development in their lives.