David Wilkins David Wilkins

Dr David Wilkins is a senior research fellow at the Tilda Goldberg Centre, University of Bedfordshire. David has worked as an Academic Tutor for the Frontline Programme and a Senior Lecturer for 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 Principal Child and Family Social Worker. David’s research interests include child protection practice, supervision and the use of theoretical and research-informed knowledge in practice.

David has written several books, chapters, articles and professional guides on topics including child abuse and neglect, supervision, critical analysis, care planning and direct work with children.

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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 with Jeanette, mother to a five-year-old boy named 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.

Video: analysis and decision making