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Social worker

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Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
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A professional who works with individual people and families to help improve their lives by arranging to put in place the things they need. This includes helping to protect adults and children from harm or abuse, and supporting people to live independently. Social workers support people and help them find the services they need. They may have a role as a care manager, arranging care for people who use services. Many are employed by councils in adult social care teams; others work in the NHS or independent organisations.

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