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Child's Journey 

Jargons

These are common special words or expressions used by social workers

  1. ABC -         Acceptable Behaviour Contract

  2. ADM -       Agency Decision Maker

  3. ASB -         Anti-Social Behaviour

  4. ASD -        Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  5. ASYE -      Assessed and Support Year in Employment

  6. CAMHS -  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

  7. CSE -        Child Sexual Exploitation

  8. CP -          Child Protection

  9. CSA -       Child Support Agency

  10. CWD -      Children with Disabilities

  11. DoH -       The Department of Health

  12. EHA -       Early Help Assessment

  13. EHCP -     Educational, Health & Care Plan

  14. FGM -       Female Genital Mutilation

  15. IRO -         Independent Reviewing Officer

  16. LAC -         Looked After Child

  17. MASH -    Multi-agency Safeguarding Hub

  18. NSPCC -   National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

  19. SEN -      Special Educational Needs

  20. SGO -      Special Guardianship Order

  21. SW -        Social Worker

  22. YOT -       Youth Offending Team

These are some of the commonly used acronyms in the field of children's social work in the UK.

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