For your assignment you need to choose a specific service area within the Human Services and an issue within this area, which is of interest to you career-wise. Then identify a specific service provider and a service user. For example:
- Local Authority Children & Young People Service (service provider) and those who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET) (service user) or
- Local Authority Adult Services (service provider) and homelessness (service user) or
- A Voluntary Sector organisation (to be named specifically) (service provider) and Youth Offenders (service user)
With your chosen area and issue in mind, research the changes in the field by undertaking a critical review of policy and practice, and consider their impact on both the service provider and service user.
It is expected that you will concentrate on recent changes or issues (max up to 10 years). You should consider any global, national and local aspects, and identify their consequences for service users and professionals working in the Human Services.