Social workers: Who we are and what we do. Social workers with a wide range of professionals and play a key role in helping children, adults and families to take control of and improve their lives in conditions where their security, safety or ability to participate in society are restricted. Social Workers help families:
- To care for family members who are experiencing problems with family relationships and conflicts.
- Strugglng with the challenges of caring for a child or young person who has Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.
- Struggling with the challenges of growing old.
- Suffering serious personal troubles and mental distress.
- Experiencing drug and alcohol problems.
- Facing difficulties as a result of disability.
- Feeling isolated within the community and experiencing practical problems with money or housing.
Social work is the safety net of society. Trained and qualified social workers intervene into private and/or family life in order to:
- Protect individuals from harm to themselves or to others.
- Promote human development and security, social inclusion and participation across the lifespan.
If you are a professional or a member of the public and you have safeguarding concerns about a child and want to make a referral to the Social Care Disability Team you can contact them in Stockport: 0161 217 6028.