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.
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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.