Virtual home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic: social workers' perspectives

Cook, Laura L. ORCID: and Zschomler, Danny (2020) Virtual home visits during the COVID-19 pandemic: social workers' perspectives. Practice, 32 (5). pp. 401-408. ISSN 0950-3153

[thumbnail of Accepted_Manuscript]
PDF (Accepted_Manuscript) - Accepted Version
Download (192kB) | Preview


The home visit is a key aspect of child and family social work. Following the announcement of lockdown in England, all but the most urgent of home visits ‘went virtual’ overnight. During lockdown, we spoke to 31 child and family social workers across nine local authorities in England as they began to undertake virtual home visits. Here, we focus on social workers’ reflections on virtual practice and consider the possibilities, limitations and future implications of virtual home visiting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: covid-19,home visits,lockdown,practitioner perspectives,social work practice,social sciences (miscellaneous),sociology and political science ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3301
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
Related URLs:
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 01:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:25
DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2020.1836142

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item