Professional Indemnity Insurance for Social Workers

Professional Indemnity insurance provides essential financial cover and protection for Social Workers in the event a claim is made against them for an error or omission that may make during the course of their work.

A social worker works in several areas to support people who may have a variety of social difficulties. They will be working with any one from the elderly, the disabled, people from different countries, young people etc. They can work in fields such as domestic violence, aged care, crisis support, disability support and many other fields.

Social work is a very diverse role and many many different activities can be undertaken. Please find below some of the key activities that a social worker will undertake:

• Keep accurate treatment records for clients and patients • Instruct and support families during treatment • Meet and evaluate the needs of clients and patients • Evaluation of clients and then directing them to other health care professionals for treatment • Provide mental health counselling to clients • Communication and consultation with other healthcare professionals about a client/patient

With this magnitude of work involved while being a social worker there is also a magnitude of possibilities where an error or omission could be made. Dealing with people can be very difficult and even the most experience Social worker can make a mistake or error. Don’t wait to protect yourself. Click here to get a quote now.

Some of the key exposures for a social worker are as follows:

• Negligence when proving help or guidance to a client or patient • Breach of client/patient confidentiality • Poor communication with clients • Poor/failure to instruct families during treatment • Poor management of clients records

The above represents some of the key exposure and in no way all of them. If you need more information please contact is directly.

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