I’ve really enjoyed my placement. I worked for BEES UK – Bespoke Engaging Educational Service, who work with young people, ages 11 to 14.
One young person really struggled to tie their
laces and the other young people started to nudge each other and point. I found
it really difficult to just step back and observe that situation and see what
the young people would do to try and resolve it themselves. One of the young
people actually went over to that young person and helped them tie their
shoelaces. If I had stepped in in that moment I could have stopped that and put
a barrier in place. It was really difficult for me to stop and take a second
and observe that situation, but by doing so I let them have that moment for
their learning and their peer support.
Social work is a really versatile career and in go to so
many different sectors just from one generic degree. It's a really creative role so every day is
When you're working with people in a really vulnerable time of their
lives, you feel really privileged that they've let you in and trusted
you, a really rewarding part of the role.