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Posted by shazzer (U15448887) on Friday, 5th October 2012
With regards to East Enders viewing this evening 05.10.12, I have to say I found it most UPSETTING and totally unrealistic.
If social workers in the uk were as effective as the one portrayed this evening, the likes of Victoia Climbe and Baby P would still be with us!!!!!!!! The situation that Lola is portrayed to live in is so much less distressful as many children out there right now, that probably do not see their social worker ( if they have one) more than once a month.
Posted by areu4realm8 (U15450694) on Sunday, 7th October 2012
oh you think unrealistic??? plz you have to have lived it to see it .
Posted by Arthur Sixpense (U10838182) on Sunday, 7th October 2012
An accurate picture of this profession that is a pick and mix of political theories and pseudo science. They interfere and cause problems where they should not and completely fail when they should intervene. Nothing has changed in the past 50 years as evidenced with the tragedies of Climbie, Baby P and other more recent events. This is one profession that needs a root and branch revision. Well done Eastenders. It is best to ask people who have been on the wrong end of the social care system and there are many.
Posted by Annie-Lou (U4502268) on Sunday, 7th October 2012
Do any of you carpers actually have a social worker? I have and she is fantastic, as was her predecessor (who went on maternity leave).
I have two disabled chldren and have spent much of the last year being treated for breast cancer. I don't know how I would have managed without my social worker and all the wonderful support she has given me. She could not have been better.
Social workers have to deal with some incredibly difficult situations and are inevitably "damned if they do and damned if they don't". It really annoys me when a bunch of armchair critics who would never dream of doing such a difficult job themselves sit around moaning and bitching about them.
Posted by monic1511 (U1768751) on Sunday, 7th October 2012
Well Said & thank you on behalf of work mates.
I am not a social worker but work within the department and deal with social workers quite often - I deal with their clients every day & its demanding for me.
Its only the failures of social work that get reported - yes they are drastic failures but if the Eastenders episode was used to show a success then it should be applauded as there are more successes than failures. Remember a social worker only steps in when they have been told about a need or a failure by another care giver.
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