Adult Placement

An excellent opportunity to work with adult women involved in prostitution within a voluntary, community setting Students placed in the adult team will complete shifts in the project’s Drop In responding to immediate need and crisis and be responsible for a caseload of women involved in street prostitution. Drop In shifts will include preparing drinks and hot meals, facilitating access to clothing donations and supporting women to use facilities such as showers, washing machines and arts and crafts materials. Often women access the Drop In at times of crisis so Drop In work will involve assisting women who need emergency housing, need urgent medical attention, are fleeing domestic violence or generally need a high level of emotional support. Students in the adult team will make referrals to medical professionals including drugs workers; housing support workers; domestic violence professionals and specialist police teams.
All students will complete an assessment for each of their cases within 28 days of allocation. This is a holistic assessment exploring all vulnerability factors focusing on those specific to prostitution and includes a lone working risk assessment. Students will then be expected to complete a report and work plan centered on this assessment; making theory and evidence based recommendations. If this assessment raises safe guarding concerns the student would then complete our adult safeguarding risk assessment. Students working in the adult team will gain a sophisticated understanding of risk, will gain excellent experience of crisis work and will understand the impact of multiple and related forms of oppression on a marginalised and socially excluded service user group. Throughout the placement students will apply their understanding of legal frameworks relevant for social work.
Students placed within the adult team will be expected to participate in some evening outreach sessions to the street area associated with prostitution.