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Try A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

Updated Monday 12th November 2012

Could you manage 24 hours as a social worker? A Day in the Life... provides you with the opportunity to step into a social worker's shoes and to experience a 'typical' day in the office

Are you ready to face a day in and out the office facing some of the challenges that confront social workers? You'll have to manage your time, avoid getting pulled off track - and take part in a case conference and home visit. Need help? You can find out about the job through extracts from the BBC/OU programme Protecting Our Children.

This feature deals with challenging issues and features adult language which some people may find upsetting.

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You'll need Flash on your computer or device to use this feature. To watch the accompanying videos on iPads or similar mobile devices - or to read transcripts of them - visit the video content pages.

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elearing winner 2012 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: elearning awards We're proud to announce that A Day In The Life Of A Social Workers won the silver award in the best learning game, simulation or virtual environment category at the 2012 eLearning Awards.


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