Protecting and Promoting Client Rightswill examines the inherent tensions within the family assessor role, in the absence of social work having an overarching compulsory regulatory body; highlighting why it is necessary to understand how social workers adhere to social work standards of practice within a family assessor role (AASW, 2018). It will explore how, while undertaking the role of forensic family assessors, social workers can meet the AASW Standards of Practice expected of social workers as well as protecting and promoting the rights of the family court clients they are working with.
- Presents the qualifications, training, tools, and processes used by family assessors
- Examines challenges social workers encounter when applying the standards for practice, including application of knowledge to practice; values and ethics; as well as professionalism
- Focuses on the roles of social work professionals within a forensic family law context