Safety During Client Home Visits Checklist

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This checklist is designed to help you prepare for client home visits. It can be used by staff and volunteers prior to every home visit. Accidents and incidents frequently occur when we become familiar with a client and their neighborhood, so we let our guard down. This checklist is a tool to help staff stay informed and aware. Note that this tool does not give guidance on what to do in case of an emergency or security threat. Be sure you are aware of your organization’s safety and security protocols, including how to contact emergency services or other support if needed.

This checklist does not include guidance related to COVID-19. For information on conducting home visits during COVID-19, please click here for Practice Guidelines for Reopening Social Work Practices from the National Association of Social Workers. 

Topic(s): Case Management, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Boundaries, Conflict Management
Resource Type: Tool or Template
Date: August 5, 2020
Language(s): English
Target Audience(s): Service Provider
Author(s): Switchboard

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