As Munro suggests above, there will always be accountability in social work practice and there is no doubt that recording provides evidence to the organization that practitioners have complied with organizational goals and expectations. Furthermore, keeping a record of involvement with the family will provide evidence in other contexts – for example, conferences, reviews, pre-proceedings protocols and court – of the nature and level of contact that has taken place, giving important details and analysis of any involvement. Whilst the organizational culture may require boxes to be ticked, a cut-and-paste culture is not helpful when using recording as the basis of an assessment.
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