Practice Guidance

Managing fear in social work

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Learning points Tips on dealing with the most common sources of fear in social work: violence or harassment from service users; overwhelming workloads and something ‘going wrong’; and being aware of unsafe practice in your own and other agencies. The legal protections available to social workers against harassment and discrimination, and in cases of whistleblowing. […]

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