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Annual Review 2017-18

delivery programme Published: Jun 2018

Annual Review 2017-18

The Research in Practice Annual Review showcases our programme of work across 2017-18.

It provides an overview of key topics that have been focused on, as well as links to relevant learning materials. This includes publications, workshops, webinars, Research and Policy Updates, Case Law and Legal Summaries and blogs. It also details bespoke projects and other support available for Partners and non-partners alike.

Individuals can use the publication to map specific materials to their learning and development needs, as well as a guide to Research in Practice resources. 

The Research in Practice Annual Review is open access.  

Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

frontline resources Published: Apr 2018

Parental mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

This briefing provides information aimed at social workers and family support workers working with parents and includes sections on:

  • The range and prevalence of parental mental health problems.
  • The potential impact of such problems on children’s health and development and factors to consider when assessing the seriousness of the impact.
  • The types of support that may be provided and the factors that should inform their work when parents themselves and/or others are concerned about the impact mental health problems may be having on parenting capacity and therefore, on their children.
  • Effective or promising approaches when working with families where parental mental health problems are present.
  • Sources of further information.

Aimed at: Child and family social workers and their frontline managers.

Number of pages: 24

Product code: CH-FBR-013

Parental mental health: Frontline Tool (2018)

frontline resources Published: Apr 2018

Parental mental health: Frontline Tool (2018)

This Tool accompanies the full Frontline Briefing. It includes questions for reflection and messages from parents and children.

Aimed at: Child and family social workers and their frontline managers.

Number of pages: 6

Product code: CH-FBT-019

Building a quality culture in child and family services: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2018

Building a quality culture in child and family services: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Drawing on sector knowledge gathered through quality assurance (QA) workshops, this briefing offers a strategic overview and practical guidance on how an effective quality assurance framework can support achieving the right outcomes for children and young people, and improve the quality of practice.

It sets QA in the wider context of the drivers and enablers, including strengths and relationship-based practice with children and young people.

Aimed at: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 20

Product code: CH SBR 013

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2018

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Estimates are that between 40 to 60 percent of parents with a learning disability do not live with their children. This publication provides an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability, including case study examples of good practice.

The briefing aims to enable strategic leaders to:

  • understand the practice tensions in this area
  • become familiar with the key research
  • gain a greater understanding as to what will best support parents who have a learning disability.

Aimed at: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 32

Product code: JT-SBT-001

21st century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review (2018)

research reviews and summaries Published: Apr 2018

21st century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review (2018)

The Review examines practice, policy and research evidence. The authors are experts, from a range of backgrounds and professions, who share a passion and abiding commitment to working with and for disabled children, young people and their families.

We are delighted to publish this review, focusing on an often overlooked area of social work practice, which brings together learning from research, policy and practice on working with disabled children, young people and their families.

The five chapters explore:

  • Messages from Innovation Programme projects.
  • Participation and co-production with disabled children and young people.
  • Transition to adulthood.
  • Safeguarding and child protection of disabled children and young people.
  • A case study on working together for disabled children in Birmingham.

Aimed at: Strategic leaders; social work managers and practitioners working to support children and young people with SEND and/or disabilities.

Number of pages: 104

Product code: CH-EVR-002

Intra-familial child sexual abuse: Risk factors, indicators and protective factors: Practice Tool (2018)

practice tools and guides Published: Apr 2018

Intra-familial child sexual abuse: Risk factors, indicators and protective factors: Practice Tool (2018)

This resource is designed to support practitioners to use research evidence to structure their thinking in relation to intra-familial child sexual abuse (IFCSA). The idea is to use this alongside existing assessment processes, either while doing an assessment (to focus an analysis in relation to this issue) or when reviewing information that has already been gathered.

The three core sections address:

  • Risks and vulnerabilities associated with IFCSA.
  • Indicators (signs) associated with IFCSA.
  • Factors that may protect children against IFCSA.

Aimed at: Practitioners working with children, young people and families - social workers, family support and youth workers.

Number of pages: 40

Product code: CH-PTL-007

Online abuse - recognition and response: Tips and links: Frontline Tool

frontline resources Published: Dec 2017

Online abuse - recognition and response: Tips and links: Frontline Tool

These tips and links accompany the full Frontline Briefing Online child abuse. See - www.rip.org.uk/online-abuse

Online abuse is any type of abuse that happens on the web, whether through social networks, playing online games or using mobile phones. Children and young people may be subjected to cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or emotional abuse.

Practitioners working with children and young people need to understand the risks that young people face online and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to safeguard them effectively.

The Frontline Briefing outlines key messages on the risks that children and young people face from online abuse and highlights approaches for working with children and young people who are experiencing or engaging in online abuse.

Aimed at: Professionals working directly with children and young people who are at risk of experiencing or engaging in online abuse.

Number of pages: 8

Product code: CH-FBT-018

Online abuse – recognition and response: Frontline Briefing

frontline resources Published: Dec 2017

Online abuse – recognition and response: Frontline Briefing

Online abuse is any type of abuse that happens on the web, whether through social networks, playing online games or using mobile phones. Children and young people may be subjected to cyberbullying, grooming, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation or emotional abuse.

Practitioners working with children and young people need to understand the risks that young people face online and be equipped with the knowledge and skills to safeguard them effectively.

This Frontline Briefing outlines key messages on the risks that children and young people face from online abuse and highlights approaches for working with children and young people who are experiencing or engaging in online abuse.

This briefing comes with accompanying practical tips, links and contacts to support practitioners working with young people who are experiencing online abuse. See - here

Aimed at: Professionals working directly with children and young people who are at risk of experiencing or engaging in online abuse.

Number of pages: 16

Product code: CH-FBR-012

Social work practice in the family court: Practice Tool

practice tools and guides Published: Dec 2017

Social work practice in the family court: Practice Tool

The core role of social workers as experts in family court practice drives the need for robust pre-proceedings work and high quality written evidence, including analysis and care planning.

This Practice Tool brings together new and updated resources designed to build analytical skills, support the effective use of research to support decision-making, and prepare for cross-examination.

Aimed at: Social workers preparing and presenting evidence in court and their managers, case progression managers and heads of service in family courts work; children’s guardians, lawyers acting for the local authority, Independent Reviewing Officers.

Number of pages: 32

Product code: CH-PTL-006

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