Exercise 5: Step 1
Relevant ... or not?
Initial self-assessment question
How relevant is what you record in files now?
Different records contain different types of recording.
For example, what goes in the fieldworker's running record
will be more concise than in a court report or in a detailed
assessment. Similarly, the contents of a diary in a residential
or day centre will be different from a file kept in an area
office. Thus, what it is relevant to record will, to some
extent, depend on the purposes for which a file is maintained.
Nevertheless there are, we consider, some key principles
which emerge in this exercise that apply across all forms
Again, we share our own ideas and thoughts in the practice
examples; but we ask that you make notes of any points that
you disagree with us about and then discuss them with your
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