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child welfare worker

Description

Code

3412.4.3

Description

Child welfare workers provide early intervention and support to children and their families in order to improve their social and psychological functioning. They aim to maximise the family well-being and protect children from abuse and neglect. They advocate for children so that their rights are respected within and outside the family. They may assist single parents or find foster homes for abandoned or abused children.

Alternative Labels

child welfare social care worker

children and families welfare worker

children's welfare officer

child welfare officer

children and families welfare officer

child welfare worker

welfare officer (children)

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:

Skills & Competences