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How I got my job: Social worker at Frontline

 

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Hilary Dixon, who studied Japanese & Politics at the University of Leeds, joined Frontline’s 2014 Cohort after graduating. Here, she shares her experience as a social worker on the Frontline Programme, and reflects on the support and opportunities the university provided her with.

Social work, day to day

In a typical week I might have visits with children and families in schools, homes or hospitals, and speak to teachers, nurses and other professionals who work with them. This can be challenging but interesting. I think it’s a privilege unique to social work; to be able to have a window into how many different professions operate and to learn about and try to understand the experiences of the families and children living such different lives within the one London borough where I work.

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How to become a Social Worker: Summary of panel event

This is the second post in our 5-part mini-series summarising the Public Affairs and Community Engagement Panel event we ran on 11th March 2015.  Other posts in the series can be viewed by clicking on the ‘PACE Event’ tag either at the bottom of this post or in the tag cloud on the right.

What is social work?

Social work is any work carried out by a qualified person which sets out to support and help people who are suffering in the community.  It aims to contribute towards the safeguarding of vulnerable people, while improving the quality of their lives.  Issues can be around anything including; finance, substance abuse, old age, isolation, mental health, abuse, housing, abandonment and so on.

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