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date: 01 December 2020

Recordinglocked

  • Jill Doner KagleJill Doner KagleUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Emerita

Summary

Social workers keep records to demonstrate accountability to their agencies, clients, communities, and profession. They also record to enhance practice and support a variety of administrative functions. This entry describes the history of recordkeeping in social work, and identifies important contributions to its development. The author discusses current issues related to computerization, wide access to sensitive personal information in records, and privacy legislation. The entry also outlines the characteristics of good records, those that meet the complex demands of contemporary practice.

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