What powers do social services have UK?
What can social services do and not do UK?
How much power does a social worker have?
What is power in social work?
Can social services spy?
Can social services turn up unannounced?
Unannounced visits offer the Social Worker the opportunity to see the child and the carers without the pre- planning processes that may have occurred prior to a planned or expected visit. This will provide a balanced perspective of the quality of life for the child in the home.
What is coercive power in social work?
Can social services look at my Facebook?
What do social services look for in a home visit?
Can I tell social services to go away?
Can Social services take your phone?
Can Social services check social media?
Can Social services take my child away without evidence?
Can social workers track?
Can social services watch my house?
You have every right to refuse any social service people admission to your home. They would have to go away and get police assistance + court order (they would have to provide enough evidence to a judge it was an emergency, that your kids were at risk).
What happens when a parent is reported to social services?
Can I record conversations with social services?
The Data Protection Act makes it clear that individuals do not need the consent of professionals to record meetings/visits, as the information being discussed in that situation is personal to them and therefore exempt from the data protection principles.