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A Visit to a Family Home

Family drama for social work undergraduates

This multi award-winning film shows best social work practices in action. A social worker makes a first home visit and initial assessment of a family where child grooming is suspected.

Dr Fran Wiles Senior Lecturer, School of Health, Wellbeing & Social Care, Social Work.

"The family film is excellent – very engaging, powerful and really well edited."

A strong script plus actors carefully sourced for their improvisation skills enable students to learn from a believable family situation. Extensive research plus the involvement of a practicing social worker in scripting and filming ensure the film incorporates current procedures and a first-rate learning experience.

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