Social Worker’s Role in “A v. Essex County Council”
Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the social worker based on the “A v. Essex County Council (2003)” court case.
Discuss the key aspects of the social workers’ professional and ethical responsibilities that the “A v. Essex County Council (2003)” case emphasizes. What did this case tell you about law and social work practice? Why did the social workers not tell the whole truth to A and B? Identify what might have been the pressures on the social workers. What kinds of pressures do you think‹ to be on the prospective adoptive parents? Do you agree with the attorney representing the agency who argued that the law must be careful not to impose burdens on social workers?