TCLO 2023 – Impact of Recording and Communication: Unconscious Bias | 10am
“The Impact of Recording and Communication: How Statutory Recording Can Cause Stigma” is a thought-provoking and CPD-accredited training session that explores how unconscious bias influences the recording and communication practices within social work. This interactive session engages participants in activities and discussions aimed at overcoming unconscious bias when working with children who have a social worker.
Participants will delve into the different types of unconscious bias and gain evidence-based tools to raise the aspirations of young people. By examining the influence of unconscious bias on case notes, communication patterns, and decision-making processes, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how stigma can be unintentionally perpetuated.
The session emphasises the impact of the words used when communicating about children who have a social worker and the subsequent stigmatisation that can occur. Participants will explore language choices, stereotypes, and the power of framing narratives to recognise how communication practices can create and reinforce stigma. Strategies for promoting inclusive and empowering language will be discussed.
Moreover, participants will develop the skills necessary to challenge the stigma experienced by young people with a social worker. By understanding and confronting biases and stereotypes, participants will be better equipped to provide more effective support and create a safe and inclusive environment for these young people.
Throughout the course, participants will engage in a mix of activities and discussions designed to foster critical thinking, self-reflection, and the application of evidence-based tools. The interactive nature of the session encourages active participation and provides opportunities for sharing experiences and learning from one another.
By the end of “The Impact of Recording and Communication: How Statutory Recording Can Cause Stigma” session, participants will be able to:
- Recognise and understand the influence of unconscious bias on recording practices, communication patterns, and decision-making processes when working with children who have a social worker.
- Acquire evidence-based tools to raise the aspirations of young people and challenge unconscious biases that may hinder their development.
- Comprehend the impact of language choices, stereotypes, and framing narratives when communicating about children with a social worker and understand how this can perpetuate stigma.
- Develop the skills to challenge and address the stigma experienced by young people with a social worker, fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.
- Recognise the importance of understanding young people’s experiences and perspectives in providing more effective support.
- Engage in critical thinking, self-reflection, and discussions to overcome unconscious bias and promote inclusive practices in recording and communication within social work.