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Jargon buster

Social workers, like lots of other professionals, have lots of words or abbreviations to explain what is happening, types of meetings and other teams.

Sometimes we forget that the children and families we work with might not know what these are, and they can feel very confused when we talk or when they read reports. It is okay to say that you don’t know what something means, and the social worker should always try to make sure they have explained unusual words to you. But just in case … we have put together a jargon buster for you.

Last reviewed: October 16, 2023 by James

Next review due: April 16, 2024

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