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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.

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.

The Emotional Health Academy in West Berkshire

22 January 2018, Research in Practice Admin

West Berkshire Council have used a restorative practice approach to transform early intervention emotional health services for children. In this blog, Andrea King discusses their journey to implement the Emotional Health Academy.

Strengthening social work through evidence-informed practice

20 November 2017, Research in Practice Admin

Shelley Caldwell, Principal Social Worker at North Somerset Council, discusses key messages from the Link Officers’ Annual Meeting and the importance of strengthening social work through research evidence, professional practice wisdom and children, young people and families expertise.

Improving social work practice with Gypsy and Traveller communities

Every year the number of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children placed in care rises. It is becoming increasingly important to examine how professionals within Children’s Services interact with these communities and how this can affect the support offered to children and their families.

How we are implementing learning and development in the South East London Teaching Partnership

3 April 2017, Research in Practice

As one of four National pilots in England, the South East London Teaching Partnership details its learning and development programme, which aspires to deliver high-quality learning and development for social work, from entry-level through to senior leadership.

Heading Back to Harm

28 November 2016, Research in Practice

Many of the children Missing People publicise are unaccompanied or trafficked, with no family residing in the UK, and extremely vulnerable to criminal exploitation. In order to safeguard this vulnerable group of children effectively, all professionals and carers who come into contact with them must fully understand the risks children face, including the risks if they go missing.

Improving our response to harmful sexual behaviour in North West Wales

14 November 2016, Research in Practice

We owe it to these children and young people, to assist them to understand their harmful sexual behaviour and support them to hopefully move away from such behaviour and to have a positive future.

Auditing the assessment and response to harmful sexual behaviours in Leeds

31 October 2016, Research in Practice

Despite harmful sexual behaviours (HSB) being something that all local authorities and multi-agency partners need to acknowledge and work with, there is no national strategy to identify or respond to this issue. Leeds has been involved in a recent pilot of a new set of auditing tools designed to assess current levels of identification and response to harmful sexual behaviours. These tools are intended to promote a shared understanding and consistent approach to dealing with HSB.

Using the evidence to support learning and inform practice: establishing a systematic approach to research enquiries

Southwark Council has developed a system to manage research enquiries, share knowledge and identify where more information is needed to support research partnerships and inform service development and delivery across the organisation.

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