David Wilkins David Wilkins

David Wilkins is senior lecturer in social work at Cardiff University. He has previously researched at Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire, worked as an academic tutor for Frontline Programme and lectured at Anglia Ruskin University.

Previously, David worked in local authority social work, in the fields of disability and child protection, as a social worker, manager and was Principal Child and Family Social Worker for the London Borough of Enfield. David’s research interests include child protection practice, supervision and the use of theoretical and research-informed knowledge in practice.

In particular he is interested in the relationship between more effective supervision, enhanced practice skills and family outcomes.

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Judgment and decision making: group activity

Judgment and decision making: activities to test your understanding

Judgment and decision making

Good analysis and judgment underpins much of what is widely considered to be good practice, including assessment, providing effective help and support and better decision making. Use this guide to enhance judgment and decision-making skills for practice.

Case recording and record keeping

Looks at what makes a good record, how to distinguish between facts and opinions and how to co-write records with service users.

Suspected male perpetrator of domestic abuse: practice scenario

Flo (social worker) is meeting Jamie, father to five-year-old Charlie, to discuss a report of domestic abuse. Observe two different versions of the same scenario and what impact each approach has on the father.

Female victim of domestic abuse: practice scenario

David (social worker) is meeting Jeanette, mother to five-year-old Charlie. Use these practice scenarios to observe how the mother responds differently to the social worker in each example.

Alcohol misuse: practice scenario

Rupert (social worker) is meeting with Mandy, mother to a six-year-old girl named Tilly. Use these practice scenarios to observe how the parent responds differently to the social worker in each example.