15 July 2016
Watch this short film from Research in Practice on how we use evidence to support social work practice with children, young people and families.
15 February 2016
Education secretary Nicky Morgan announced in January that that accreditation for children’s social workers will be made compulsory ‘as soon as possible’. By 2020, all frontline social workers will be required to pass assessment and accreditation as Approved Child and Family Practitioners.
New research for the Children’s Commissioner for England, by the National Children’s Bureau and Research in Practice, has found recent sources of evidence reflecting the voice of children in care and care leavers, providing new insight into young people’s experience of the care system.
Following positive feedback from delegates and to meet increasing demand from the sector, Research in Practice has set new dates for three workshops to support professionals working in residential children’s homes.
Resources to support working with men in families, understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, working to the Public Law Outline, and comparing placement options to meet children and young people’s needs.
The National Children’s Bureau would like to hear from children’s social workers across England to inform a new inquiry.
Evaluation reports from the first round of Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme projects are being published by the Department for Education.
Research in Practice has published an open access report in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, which examines the needs of the children’s workforce in relation to working with children and young people who are displaying Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB).
The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse has launched an Evaluation Fund to support services in building their evaluation capacity. The funding is intended to assist with the generation of valuable evidence about the effectiveness of child sexual abuse/exploitation (CSA/E) interventions.
Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) are consulting with social workers, people with experience of social work services, educators, employers and others, to carry out an update of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for social workers in England.
Ofsted has announced a series of 2017 joint targeted inspections focusing on the effectiveness of interventions for children who have experienced, or are at risk of, neglect. To support work in this area, Research in Practice has produced a new Mapping Resource bringing together a selection of materials to help the sector build knowledge and practice in relation to child neglect.
Following an open tendering process, Research in Practice/Research in Practice for Adults (RiP/RiPfA) has been appointed as BASW’s partner in the project to refresh the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF).