Blogs by Research in Practice Admin

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.

Transitional safeguarding – bridging the gap between Children’s and Adults’ Services

14 October 2019, Research in Practice Admin

When someone turns 18 they legally become an adult. Most young people will manage this move to adulthood well, receiving support from their family, friends and communities. However, this transition is a process, not an event, and not all young people have support readily available.

Working with brothers and sisters in public law proceedings

For professionals involved in public law proceedings, making decisions that will separate brothers and sisters is an unavoidable fact of working life, however, it would be wrong to assume the verdicts are made lightly. This blog introduces some of the key issues raised by a research study of child brothers and sisters, contact and the law.

Free writing a reflective assignment

Explore the benefits of free writing a reflective assignment on the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (or making and digesting an egg sandwich).

How can we support children and young people who self-harm?

18 September 2019, Research in Practice Admin

What is meant by self-harm, what are the signs and risk factors associated with it, and how can we respond to and support children, young people and their families?

Embedding evidence-informed practice in Devon County Council

2 September 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Verity Sutcliffe has been a Research in Practice Link Officer at Devon County Council since 2014. In this blog, she outlines some of the benefits, and challenges associated with the role, and provides some advice for those who are new to the position.

Making the most of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

In order to embed their learning and to continue developing their skills after the Practice Supervisor Development Programme, supervisors need support and encouragement from their organisations.

Costs, complexity and compassion

Leaders of services across the children’s and adults’ sector are navigating difficult decisions in which three factors loom large – the cost of meeting people’s needs, the complexity of people’s lives and the interconnectedness of solutions, and the moral imperative to ensure that services and systems are grounded in compassion.

Place, space and time: Reflections on the bespoke Practice Supervisor Development Programme

Providing Practice Supervisors with a place, space and time to learn, develop, reflect and network with other social workers, away from the workplace, is an incredibly valuable backdrop to the Practice Supervisor Development Programme.

County lines and criminal exploitation – what, why and what does it look like?

Organised crime groups are increasingly using county lines as a business model to transport and sell drugs. Vulnerable children and young people with adverse childhood experiences are particularly susceptible to this type of exploitation. In this blog, SPACE describe what county lines can look like.

Exploitation of young people – working with boys and young men

Boys and young men can also be affected by criminal and sexual exploitation. What are the challenges and opportunities for those working with them to overcome barriers to support and protection?

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