Welcome to another week.
A recent article in Community Care questions the jargon used in child protection, calling it divisive, demeaning and devoid of feeling. The piece comes after Researching Reform featured findings from Scotland’s care system review which recommended that the language used by social workers should be overhauled to make it less alienating for children in care. This site invited readers to consider whether the language needed to be reviewed in England and Wales, as well.
The use of corporate style language inside the care system is something we have written extensively about. In 2015 we wrote a piece for Lexis Nexis on what we felt was unhelpful and unnecessarily cold language inside the family justice system, affecting not only children in care homes, but families and litigants in person too.
Our question this week then, is just this: what words or phrases currently used inside the child protection sector do you dislike?