Is there a role for social workers in schools to support young people at risk of exclusion?

Evans, Lauren (2010) Is there a role for social workers in schools to support young people at risk of exclusion? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This piece of work is a literature review focusing on young people who are at risk of exclusion. It will present the current state of knowledge about the topic and will inform the reader of some of the issues surrounding young people who are excluded and the role of social workers in schools. To begin with, the author contextualises the work and then explains the legislation and statistics surrounding the topic. After this, a definition and explanation of the terms used in the question are given and the effects of exclusion on a young person’s life are considered. The author then explores how social workers in schools could support the needs of young people at risk of exclusion. Finally, the author concludes with the fact that young people who are excluded are at greater risk of being labelled and stigmatised. Their academic and employment chances can be adversely affected and, as a consequence, many are left socially excluded. The role of social workers in schools could potentially prevent a large percentage of exclusions and reduce the pressure on teachers to meet the social and emotional needs of pupils, thus allowing them to focus on teaching. Social workers in schools could improve relations between children’s services and educational establishments. Moreover, social workers in schools could break down many of the barriers experienced in the service user – practitioner relationship.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/814

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