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Bat MEMEs

Laughter is good for the soul – anyone’s soul; but with our research we have learned that some child protection social workers do a bit better when they laugh. When you enter The Cave, you will have encounters with random Bat Memes, which we hope will make you smile or even laugh :-)

When a client threatens to violate you...

When a client threatens to violate you...

When someone asks you if a social worker needs a degree...

When someone asks you if a social worker needs a degree...

When clients ignore your knowledge-based guidance...

When clients ignore your knowledge-based guidance...

When academics tell you "just refer the child to a clinical psychologist and place the child with good foster parents".#under-resourced.

When academics tell you "just refer the child to a clinical psychologist and place the child with good foster parents".#under-resourced.

When another community member tells you what to do and how to do it.

When another community member tells you what to do and how to do it.

...as you listen to the new case allocated to you...

...as you listen to the new case allocated to you...

Following children's court, and you are still dumb struck by what the presiding officer ordered...

Following children's court, and you are still dumb struck by what the presiding officer ordered...

After you've been chased out of a client's home...

After you've been chased out of a client's home...

It's the Monday-Friday look for social workers in child protection.

It's the Monday-Friday look for social workers in child protection.

That moment when the client starts over sharing ... and you just cannot absorb more disturbing detail.

That moment when the client starts over sharing ... and you just cannot absorb more disturbing detail.

When The Cave creators use your daily misery as inspiration for BatMemes...

When The Cave creators use your daily misery as inspiration for BatMemes...

#revenge face.

#revenge face.

Your reaction when CPSWs get acknowledged in the media...

Your reaction when CPSWs get acknowledged in the media...

When DSD comes to audit files...

When DSD comes to audit files...

After consulting with the police on who will transport the child...when the child is closer to the police...and you end up doing it.

After consulting with the police on who will transport the child...when the child is closer to the police...and you end up doing it.

No one can laugh as lekker as child protection social workers!

No one can laugh as lekker as child protection social workers!

Well...most days as a child protection social worker, right?

Well...most days as a child protection social worker, right?

When the defense attorney accuses you of a wide range of #$%^&.

When the defense attorney accuses you of a wide range of #$%^&.

When someone says something incredibly stupid on a Friday afternoon...

When someone says something incredibly stupid on a Friday afternoon...

It often starts with a suspicion... #Childprotectionsocialwork.

It often starts with a suspicion... #Childprotectionsocialwork.

When the client promises that she is telling the truth...

When the client promises that she is telling the truth...

CPSW just ... unaffected at this point.

CPSW just ... unaffected at this point.

Monday morning realization the moment you step in the office!

Monday morning realization the moment you step in the office!

Just as you thought you had seen it all...!

Just as you thought you had seen it all...!

Finally...some success on a case.

Finally...some success on a case.

Friday night self care/meltdown. #childprotection.

Friday night self care/meltdown. #childprotection.

Over-thinking? A child protection social worker?... Never!!!

Over-thinking? A child protection social worker?... Never!!!

Basically the mind of a child protection social worker...every night.

Basically the mind of a child protection social worker...every night.

When your friend listens to your day at work... #Childprotection

When your friend listens to your day at work... #Childprotection

Double checking your net salary on the payslip...

Double checking your net salary on the payslip...

Convincing yourself you are awake on a Monday morning and ready for #Childprotection.

Convincing yourself you are awake on a Monday morning and ready for #Childprotection.

When you just...when you just cannot make sense of any case or client anymore...

When you just...when you just cannot make sense of any case or client anymore...

Social Work Colleagues: Together we can lift off!

Social Work Colleagues: Together we can lift off!

When you have three 159 reports, a form 36 case, and a child who absconded to handle before close of business!

When you have three 159 reports, a form 36 case, and a child who absconded to handle before close of business!

Here I go...same story, different day... #protecting children.

Here I go...same story, different day... #protecting children.

Returning from clients where children had lice...

Returning from clients where children had lice...

Client: "How was that breast milk in your coffee?"

Client: "How was that breast milk in your coffee?"

Load-shedding or not, child protection social workers must WORK!

Load-shedding or not, child protection social workers must WORK!

When you hear your LOTTO funding application was successful!!!

When you hear your LOTTO funding application was successful!!!

When your client peeps through the blinds of the window but refuses to open the door during a home visit...

When your client peeps through the blinds of the window but refuses to open the door during a home visit...

When you discover that the voodoo dolls in your client's home was made with you in mind...

When you discover that the voodoo dolls in your client's home was made with you in mind...

Child protection social worker unimpressed at dinner party with women who do 'normal' jobs...

Child protection social worker unimpressed at dinner party with women who do 'normal' jobs...

Wonder woman AKA child protection social worker.

Wonder woman AKA child protection social worker.

It's okay to take a break...

It's okay to take a break...

Another abused child...protected!

Another abused child...protected!

Get out of my way! I'm going for my massage. #Self-care

Get out of my way! I'm going for my massage. #Self-care

I said...I am taking the day off. #Self-care.

I said...I am taking the day off. #Self-care.

Who needs exercise....as a child protection social worker you often have to run for your life!

Who needs exercise....as a child protection social worker you often have to run for your life!

When child protection social workers don't get due credit...they simply take it!

When child protection social workers don't get due credit...they simply take it!

Some days are just ...bad...

Some days are just ...bad...

What some people think of child protection social workers...no pressure!

What some people think of child protection social workers...no pressure!

Clap for Child Protection Social Workers! You are simply the best!

Clap for Child Protection Social Workers! You are simply the best!

Dont tell me to calm down...I told you I am not angry.

Dont tell me to calm down...I told you I am not angry.

Report writing in CPSW: from calm to "losing it" in a nanosecond!

Report writing in CPSW: from calm to "losing it" in a nanosecond!

Ever been so stressed that you laughed like a lunatic?

Ever been so stressed that you laughed like a lunatic?

Social work home visit during COVID....

Social work home visit during COVID....

A routine occurrence in the lives of CPSWs...

A routine occurrence in the lives of CPSWs...

The moment you saw some of your clients move into your apartment block...

The moment you saw some of your clients move into your apartment block...

When you warn parents against someone who seems to groom their child, and the parents accuse you of having a filthy mind...

When you warn parents against someone who seems to groom their child, and the parents accuse you of having a filthy mind...

When NGO CPSWs see the salaries of DSD CPSWs...

When NGO CPSWs see the salaries of DSD CPSWs...

When you issue a Form 36, and the police officer prevents you from removing the child, and he tells you: "we must negotiate".

When you issue a Form 36, and the police officer prevents you from removing the child, and he tells you: "we must negotiate".

When a presiding officer makes an order without calling expert witnesses and without considering available, assessment reports.

When a presiding officer makes an order without calling expert witnesses and without considering available, assessment reports.

Child protection social worker arriving home.

Child protection social worker arriving home.

Status update of child protection social workers on a Friday...

Status update of child protection social workers on a Friday...

..some clients just...be like...

..some clients just...be like...

Child protection social workers, no matter the cost, they will continue with their work!

Child protection social workers, no matter the cost, they will continue with their work!

When the COVID crisis hit SA and at first, social work was NOT considered ESSENTIAL...

When the COVID crisis hit SA and at first, social work was NOT considered ESSENTIAL...

When a client reports you to the local radio station...for 'not doing your work'.

When a client reports you to the local radio station...for 'not doing your work'.

When Social Work ACADEMICS tell you what will and what won't work in practice...

When Social Work ACADEMICS tell you what will and what won't work in practice...

How some clients feel when you arrive...

How some clients feel when you arrive...

Attorney "Your Worship, I object!, the social worker is spitting me with all the articles and books she reads"

Attorney "Your Worship, I object!, the social worker is spitting me with all the articles and books she reads"

Still at the office around 17:30...

Still at the office around 17:30...

Some cases just... take you for a ride!!!

Some cases just... take you for a ride!!!

When your client lies... AGAIN...

When your client lies... AGAIN...

Colleagues who become closer than friends ... can't survive without them!!!

Colleagues who become closer than friends ... can't survive without them!!!

A common feeling experienced by child protection social workers!

A common feeling experienced by child protection social workers!

Pay day!!!

Pay day!!!

Just another home visit ... of course someone put their dogs on you!

Just another home visit ... of course someone put their dogs on you!

When a client phones you at 7am on a Monday morning!

When a client phones you at 7am on a Monday morning!

When the police say they don't follow 'that book'(Children's Act 38/2005); they follow 'protocol'.

When the police say they don't follow 'that book'(Children's Act 38/2005); they follow 'protocol'.

After being cussed out by a client...

After being cussed out by a client...

Friday nights...

Friday nights...

The feeling after a client spat in your face...

The feeling after a client spat in your face...

Just ask a child protection social worker.. duh!

Just ask a child protection social worker.. duh!

When an attorney thinks she instructs you...

When an attorney thinks she instructs you...

When the old welfare car has broken down in the middle of nowhere...

When the old welfare car has broken down in the middle of nowhere...

Long year...you just don't know what to say anymore...

Long year...you just don't know what to say anymore...

Everything is going great thank you!! How are you?

Everything is going great thank you!! How are you?

After a long day...some colleagues just know how to help.

After a long day...some colleagues just know how to help.

Monday afternoon... 'no no I'm awake, please continue telling me about your wife'

Monday afternoon... 'no no I'm awake, please continue telling me about your wife'

When your supervisor believes the client who falsely accuses you of not doing your work

When your supervisor believes the client who falsely accuses you of not doing your work

'Your honour, I actually know a lot about the case...I am the case manager after all..'

'Your honour, I actually know a lot about the case...I am the case manager after all..'

'Catching your client buying booze!'

'Catching your client buying booze!'