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.
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).
Download your quick guide to Research in Practice resources and work over the last twelve months.
New NICE resources to support transition between inpatient mental health and community or care home settings
NICE has published two new resources to support the implementation of the guideline on Transition between inpatient mental health settings and community or care home settings.
Research in Practice has published several new resources focusing on care leavers transitions; building child and family resilience; child sexual exploitation; devolution and reflective supervision.
A review of the impacts of abuse and neglect on children; and comparison of different placement options
A new open access Evidence Review looks at the impacts of abuse and neglect on children and considers the strengths and weaknesses of different long-term care placement options in relation to how they may impact on outcomes for children and young people.
World Social Work Day 2017 focuses on the theme of supporting community and environmental sustainability. See the range of Research in Practice resources and articles related to developing communities.
Following consultation with the national Partner network, Research in Practice has now published its programme of learning and delivery for the next six months. The programme features training events, workshops, webinars and publications targeted at different roles, learning styles and needs across the workforce.
Research in Practice has launched new open access resources for practitioners in making evidence-informed post-adoption contact plans and supporting birth relatives and adopters through contact planning for their child.