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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

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


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Physical Impairment

  • Sensory Impairment

  • Neurological Impairments

  • Assessments and Care Planning


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?

  • 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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