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The Structure of Social Services in Wrexham. Wrexham Borough Council Social Services Department. From the Cradle to the Grave. For Children: The Safeguarding and Support Department For Adults: Social Care Department A small introduction linking the relevant legislation.

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The structure of social services in wrexham

The Structure of Social Services in Wrexham

Wrexham Borough Council Social Services Department


From the cradle to the grave
From the Cradle to the Grave

  • For Children:

  • The Safeguarding and Support Department

  • For Adults:

  • Social Care Department

  • A small introduction linking the relevant legislation


Safeguarding and support department
Safeguarding and Support Department

  • Following the Children’s Act 1989/2004 as the main piece of Legislation

  • Emphasis on Safeguarding

  • What does this mean?

  • Promote Welfare

  • Protect from Harm

  • Prevent Abuse


Services for children
Services for Children

  • Fostering Teams

  • Adoption Teams

  • Long Term provision for the Care of Children

  • Carrying out assessments of prospective families

  • Matching the children with the families and supporting the placement


Social care department
Social Care Department

  • Older People

  • Community Care Act 1990

  • The right to an assessment of needs

  • A way to look at needs being Maslow’s Hierarchy of need

  • Please note it is needs not wants

  • Should work in partnership with the older Person and their Carers


Working with the carers
Working with the Carers

  • Under the Carers recognition Act 2000

  • Carers have a right to an assessment of their needs

  • Could be a conflict between their needs and the needs of the older person

  • Should have a social worker to represent each party


Purchaser and provider
Purchaser and Provider

  • The Social workers assess the needs

  • They then plan to meet the needs using a Care Planning process

  • They will then purchase individual services that will meet the needs

  • This could be from private organisations

  • Voluntary organisations or

  • Social Services


Other client groups covered
Other Client Groups covered

  • Learning Disability Team[multi disciplinary]

  • Community Care Act 1990

  • Imaginative use of services [managing budgets]

  • Person centred planning

  • Long term living projects

  • Day opportunities/Employment


Mental health teams
Mental Health Teams

  • Mental Health Act

  • Multi disciplinary Teams

  • Emergency [Work mental health Sections]

  • Short term preventative Work

  • Long term support

  • Specialist Team[drug and Alcohol Team]

  • Advice to other teams


P s n i
P.S.N.I

  • Physical Impairment

  • Sensory Impairment

  • Neurological Impairments

  • Assessments and Care Planning


The structure of social services in wrexham
HELP!!!

  • Emergency Duty Team-Out of Hours Cover

  • Welfare Rights team

  • Where do the people go who are not accepted by the categories mentioned above?


Will you ever need help
Will you ever need help?

  • Cradle to the Grave

  • There for the “Grace of God go I”

  • Do you want to work in Social Services?

  • Different roles including Social Workers

  • Managers

  • Project Workers

  • Relevant experience needed for further advancement.


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