Our blog is a hub for sharing news, information, research, evidence, analysis and debate. Blog posts are written by and for professionals across the sector. The views expressed are the authors’ own and do not represent those of Research in Practice.

The Good Childhood Report - Does gender affect happiness?

12 November 2018, Research in Practice Admin

The Children's Society recently published the 2018 edition of the Good Childhood Report. In this blog, Senior Researcher Larissa Pople outlines the latest statistics from the report which offers new insights into how gender can affect a child's wellbeing.

Showing our workings out – an update on the PSDP so far

24 October 2018, Research in Practice Admin

As the first stage of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme begins, Dez Holmes shares our journey so far and emerging messages from multiple sources of knowledge.

Innovative learning

22 October 2018, Research in Practice Admin

In this post, Dyfrig Williams, Learning Events Coordinator at Research in Practice, shares approaches to innovation in learning and invites Partners to submit ideas around how we might improve our service.

Professional dialogue between Ofsted and practice leaders in children, young people and family services

In this blog, Research in Practice share professional dialogue from representatives across children, young people and family services, including views on permanence, planning, supervision and how best to articulate what needs to improve.

Restorative Storytelling

Restorative practices can provide an explicit communication framework that can be used reactively to guide and support people when relationships have broken down, and proactively to teach others the skills that will help them build and maintain healthy relationships.

Family Group Conferences and the early help story

25 September 2018, Research in Practice Admin

As systemic, relational practice becomes more common place in Children’s Services, an important shift is happening in early help. In this blog, Tim Fisher and Becca Dove write about the progress being made in Camden and the benefits of facilitating Family Group Conferences.

Reflections on working in a social work teaching partnership

11 September 2018, Research in Practice Admin

A principal aim of social work teaching partnerships is to improve the quality of teaching on pre and post-qualifying social work training programmes. This blog reflects upon the experiences of a social work teaching partnership from the perspectives of an academic and a practitioner.

Supporting transgender children and young people

The last five years or so has seen unprecedented visibility for transgender/non-binary people across the UK and indeed the globe. In this blog, Aedan Wolton discusses the role of social work in the lives of young transgender people.

Transitional safeguarding from adolescence to adulthood

‘Transition’ is a process or period of changing from one state to another. Within some aspects of social care, in particular safeguarding, the notion of transition can imply a definitive ‘line in the sand’ where assumptions about capacity change overnight and eligibility for safeguarding support is very different depending which side of this line a person falls.

Working effectively with parental mental health

A mental health condition can affect the way a person thinks, feels, acts and behaves. When working with parents who have a mental health concern it is important that social workers consider the cause and effects, whilst maintaining a whole family approach.

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