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