Social workers will be required to spot young girls at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage under fresh guidelines.
According to the Knowledge and Skills social workers will be required to:
- Identify the full range of risks to children including sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect and know how to protect children.
- · Support families by strengthening their relationships, resilience and access to resources.
- · Understand the impact of adult mental ill health, substance misuse and domestic violence on family functioning and child development.
- · Plan for permanence for children who can no longer live at home.