1.You should be able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of theory and practice of Multi-Agency Working in Human Services
2.Demonstrate skills and ability to reflect on, analyse and evaluate the impact of national policies on Multi-Agency Working
What am I required to do in this assignment?
The Case Study Essay is 2000 words +/- 10%: Evidence-Based Case Study
You will assume the role of Social Worker in a Case Scenario where you are required to develop a multi-agency team to address identified needs and concerns in the case, discuss multi-agency working which should include an evaluation of legislation and policy and methods and models you used in the case study, and using a reflective model, evaluate your learning and ongoing learning needs that emerged from undertaking the assignment.
What do I need to do to pass? (Threshold Expectations from UIF)
In order to pass the assessment, you will need to use the assignment template provided to:
1.Identify the main concerns in the case study (what needs to be addressed?)
2.Identify legislation and statutory guidance that guides and informs your social work role in relation to the case study
3.Identify what level of intervention is required in the case and why?
4.Identify up to three professionals you would invite to be part of a multi-agency team and give an overview of their role
5.Demonstrate knowledge of the Social Work role (its emergence into mainstream health and social care and how it is regulated)
6.Discuss the relevance of your role to multi-agency working within the context of the case study
7.Explain what approach you and your team take (theories and models of social care and assessment) and why?
8.Explain how you and your team include the voice of the service users
9.Set out each professional’s contribution to the multi-agency team care plan in addressing the concerns (will you or other professionals in your team, work collaboratively with any other professionals in the team to ensure a robust care plan that meets identified needs?)
Provide a reflective discussion
The benefits and challenges of working as part of a Multi-Agency Team: Include the following:
10.What you learned about legislation and statutory guidance that informs multi-agency working
11.Reflection on practice law to include evaluation of one of the pieces of legislation or statutory guidance in relation your role using research or case reviews to illustrate and/or back up your points
12.Reflection on methods and models to include evaluation of one of the social care models or approaches that you used in the case study – how well does this support multi-agency working to meet the needs of vulnerable people?
Conclusion (using a self-reflective model)
13.What were the main points of learning in undertaking this assignment?
14.Include what you have identified as your on-going learning and development needs
15.What will you take forward from this assignment in relation to your plans for your future studies and career?
16.Provide a minimum of 8 references that are mostly from Literature books, Journals, Reports. Limit websites to 2 or 3
17.Referencing both in text and reference list must be in Harvard style
How do I produce high quality work that merits a good grade?
·Ensure that you frequently check your work against the threshold criteria as you progress and do a final check before submitting your work
·Start researching your role as soon as possible to get an understanding of legislation and role responsibility
·Illustrate your points and discussion by drawing on research which you should write in your own words. Referring to journals, case studies and serious case reviews enhance your work
·Make use of the student study hub as soon as possible, especially if you are not confident about academic writing or you need additional study support.
·Pay attention to the structure of your assignment. Pay careful attention to the assignment brief
·Follow the guidelines on BREO regarding Harvard referencing both in your text and construction of your reference list, which must be presented in alphabetical order, and to minimize risk of plagiarism as this does impact on grades awarded
·Make use of documents, lecture slides and tools made available to you on BREO Unit shell.
How does this assignment relate to what we are doing in scheduled sessions?
·Each week covered a specific topic related to Multi-Agency Working, all of which are linked to your assignment
·Lectures covered main topics of Multi-Agency Working and seminars/workshops were follow-on sessions that were linked to lectures where you participated in group activities
·Seminars/workshops provided opportunities to explore and work with small case studies to help you to develop skills and identify your own continuing knowledge development needs
·You undertook activities that enhanced your learning around different types of multi-professional/multi-agency meetings in adult and child welfare human services
·Each week lecture slides, teaching and learning materials, examples documents, and guidance was provided and remain accessible to you in folders on the unit’s BREO shell