In the last few years, many tv-shows about real social workers and their work with clients have been produced and broadcasted, so called ’Social Soaps’. The aim of Social Soaps is to transport content in an entertaining manner. But this kind of presentation in the media possibly has consequences for social work and its clients. This Bachelor's thesis entitled "Clients of social work in Social Soaps. A comparison of the client view in the TV show 'Die Ausreiser - Der Weg zurück' ('Runaway Kids - The way back') with the client view of social workers providing mobile street work for youth" is an examination of the ambivalent relationship between social work and the public, as well as the changed public perception of social problems caused by the media influence. Using the TV show ’Die Ausreißer – Der
Weg zurück’ as an example, the client view is analysed on the basis of particular criteria like modes of behaviour, problem solving strategies or family situation. Furthermore the results are compared to the view street working social workers have of their clients. Possible risks and chances for social work and its clients through Social Soaps are also part of this Bachelor’s Thesis.