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Vulnerability and safeguarding: the social work 'trump cards' for the digital age

Simpson, Jenny (2013). Vulnerability and safeguarding: the social work 'trump cards' for the digital age. In: Social Media in Social Research, 24 Jun 2013, London.

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Abstract

Contemporary social work with young people and their families is facing major challenges with the advent of mobile technology, the internet and social media particularly in the spheres of adoption and fostering. The article, which uses a transcript from a social work practitioner, explores the challenges of safeguarding a vulnerable young person. Consideration is given to the way in which the social work practitioner uses the young person’s vulnerability and the duty to safeguard as ‘trump cards’ to override privacy and autonomy. The article continues by calling into the question the use of such ‘trump cards’ by highlighting current empirical research and the children’s rights agenda.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: Jenny Simpson
Keywords: children in care; safeguarding; social media; Internet
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 37987
Depositing User: Jenny Simpson
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 09:41
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 04:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/37987
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