Describe the collection planning process and evaluate the potential problems that can interfere with effective collection planning and subsequent collection operations.
had built a good, working relationship with mother which, according to other professionals and the family friend who attended, was not always easy due to her mental health. (PCF 1 and 3). Barker, 2003, described the term rapport as “the state of harmony, compatibility, and empathy that permits mutual understanding and a working relationship between the client and the social worker” (Barker, 2003, p.359). During practice, social workers aim to develop a productive working relationship with service users to use as a platform for work to be undertaken (Trevithick, 2003). I feel that this positive relationship was the foundation for the great progress the family made during the time I was working with them. My practice educator had mentioned to the other professionals that she felt the meeting may have been a little too lengthy, however, they reassured her that previous meetings had been much longer due to mother having a lot of input. It was therefore noted that I had managed this well. (PCF 1 and 9). When reflecting on this observation during supervision with my practice educator, we discussed the influence of the systems theory when chairing a child in need review meeting to ensure that wider family and universal services are utilised. (PCF 5, 6 and 7). Maclean and Harrison state that the systems theory highlights a person’s support network but recognise that these networks can be placed under strain at times. This strain prevents the system from running smoothly. However, it has been argued that this can be managed when short, or long term if necessary, services are put in place to balance the system again (Maclean and Harrison, 2015). The Social Care Institute for Excellence, 2004 discusses the relevance of the systems theory to social work; explaining the recurring patterns of behaviour between families, groups and organisations; concentrating on the relationships the components of the ‘system’ rather than the components in isolation (Social Care Institute for Excellence, 2004). During my time managing this case, my work with each child was different to meet their individual needs. (PCF 3). With Child A, I focussed on exploring her emotions and triggers for self-harm. Through completing an ecomap; a visual display of the formal and informal systems in Child A’s ecology, I was able to support Child A in recognising her support networks which she could utilise when she was feeling low. Bronfenbrenner (1979) outlines the ecological model of the systems theory which place>GET ANSWER