New learning resources

19 December 2018

New learning resources

Research in Practice (RiP) has released several new resources including:

  • Defragmenting CAMHS – commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system: Strategic Briefing
  • Edge of Care Cost Calculator: Change Project Report (online)
  • Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment – Literature Review
  • Leading strengths-based practice frameworks: Strategic Briefing
  • Social media, digital professionalism and CPD: Strategic Briefing

The new resources address key themes in this year’s Delivery Programme. An accompanying Mapping Resource (PDF) provides details of each new release and who they are aimed at, as well as identifying a selection of related publications from the RiP back catalogue.


Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system: Strategic Briefing     

Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system: Strategic BriefingThis briefing, developed in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, is aimed at those involved in the commissioning of mental health services and support for children and young people.

At a time of renewed government focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing, the new commissioning landscape offers opportunities to move towards sustainable change. By utilising new service models such as integrated care systems and engaging local partners in collaborative place-based commissioning, commissioners can take a strategic approach to driving change across the children and young people’s mental health system.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children's and youth services.

Paperback price: £10.00 (no VAT to pay).

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).


Edge of Care Cost Calculator: Change Project Report (online)

Edge of Care Cost Calculator: Change Project Report (online)In 2017 a Research in Practice Change Project, conducted with Partners from 19 local authorities in England, explored the development of a tool for calculating the financial costs of delivering services for young people who are on the ‘edge of care’.

Over the course of the project, local authority participants highlighted the diversity of approaches being taken to support young people deemed to be on the edge of care and informed our thinking on how a cost calculator tool might function effectively across such a variety of service activity. This report aims to capture the learning from the project and make recommendations.

Aimed at: Service, finance and performance managers and those responsible for commissioning services, including Lead Members, councillors and Directors of Children’s Services.

The Edge of Care Cost Calculator: Change Project Report is open access.


Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment – Literature Review (online)

Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment: Literature Review (online)It is recognised that coercive control is a key feature of abusive relationships. It is therefore essential that the conceptualisation of coercive control and the impact it has on the whole family is recognised and understood.

This review, written by SafeLives – a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse for good – is concerned in particular with coercive and controlling behaviour within the context of public and private law proceedings. It includes three main sections:

  • About domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • The impact of coercive and controlling behaviour on the family.
  • Coercive and controlling behaviour, child contact and court.

Aimed at: All social care practitioners, commissioners and anyone working in this field who wants to understand the broader picture.

The Coercive control: Impacts on children and young people in the family environment – Literature Review is open access.


Leading strengths-based practice frameworks: Strategic Briefing

Leading strengths-based practice frameworks: Strategic BriefingThe purpose of this briefing is to explore how leadership activity and organisational cultures and structures affect the ability of practitioners to adopt and use strengths-based approaches. It provides an introduction to the theoretical underpinning and practical application of strengths-based approaches, explores messages from research and highlights issues leaders need to consider in relation to:

  • How organisational culture and climate affect practice.
  • Implementing changes and the adoption of new approaches.
  • Sustaining change through ongoing learning and development.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children's and youth services.

Paperback price: £10.00 (no VAT to pay).

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).


Social media, digital professionalism and CPD: Strategic Briefing

Social media, digital professionalism and CPD: Strategic BriefingUnderstanding social work professional identity in the context of digital and online social engagement is a developing field that is emerging alongside technologies that are becoming increasingly embedded in our lives. This briefing offers ideas and suggestions to help:

  • Social work managers think about organisational approaches to digital professionalism in their workforce.
  • Practitioners when creating or maintaining social media accounts and an online identity and presence.

Aimed at: Strategic and practice leads, service managers, heads of service, team managers in children's and youth services.

Paperback price: £10.00 (no VAT to pay).

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).

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