This chapter will explore some of the key theoretical perspectives in cognitive development, including the recent developments on theory of mind and children’s understanding of the social world. These theoretical perspectives will be explored in relation to their application for practice. Social work holds to values of inclusivity and openness, and these values extend to a consideration at all times as to whether clients really understand what is happening in their lives and the assessments and plans social workers make around them. Formal settings such as reviews, case conferences and courts are intimidating for people not used to their protocols and familiarities, and involvement can often be tokenistic.
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