The value of Polish speaking independent social work

I have completed parenting assessments in cases where I believe the outcome would have been disastrous for the child, had I not been involved. Cultural competency when working in child protection and care proceedings settings can not be overestimated. In my experience, once parents are helped to understand how the system in the UK works, where they are able to express themselves fully and where the cultural influences on behaviour and parenting style can be appreciated, the parents are likely to become less frightened and defensive. This, in turn, can lead to an improved ability to properly hear what the concerns are and to engage in work aimed at decreasing risk’.