child welfare worker

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 label

  • child welfare social care worker

  • children and families welfare worker

  • children's welfare officer

  • child welfare officer

  • children and families welfare officer

  • 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: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en

Hierarchy

Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Status

released

Concept URI

http://data.europa.eu/esco/occupation/2ae76ccc-f02e-4eb6-b693-fff70ba8f409