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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

Adolescent mental health: Frontline Briefing (2015)

frontline resources Published: Dec 2015

Adolescent mental health: Frontline Briefing (2015)

This briefing offers an overview of the field of adolescent mental health for frontline practitioners in teams offering family support, social work and youth work. It aims to provide a broad ‘map of the territory’ and to offer some practical guidelines and tools for frontline workers who may feel they carry much of the burden of these complex and worrying problems. The briefing focuses in particular on the concept of ‘mentalisation’, an area of specialist expertise for the author and one which offers practically applicable theory to inform direct practice.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners and first-line team managers in children’s social care, family support and wider Children’s Services (including early help, education, health and public health).

Number of pages: 16
Preview available.
Product code: CH-FBR-005

Adolescent mental health: Frontline Tool (2015)

frontline resources Published: Dec 2015

Adolescent mental health: Frontline Tool (2015)

There is strong evidence to suggest that working without a plan is less effective than working with one and that, where plans are formed in collaboration with the young person, they are more likely to be followed. This resource contains a ‘Collaborative Care Planning Tool’, a ‘Dis-integration Grid Tool’ that can be used to help identify the most unhelpful ‘dis-integrations’ in a network and also lists some of the most commonly used screening and outcomes measures. The accompanying Research in Practice Frontline Briefing Adolescent mental health provides further information about the research that underpins these tools.

Aimed at: Frontline practitioners and first-line team managers in children’s social care, family support and wider children’s services (including early help, education, health and public health.

Number of pages: 8
Preview available.
Product code: CH-FBT-014

Adoption and Permanence for children who cannot live safely with birth parents or relatives

frontline resources Published: 2002

Adoption and Permanence for children who cannot live safely with birth parents or relatives

Please note that this has not been updated since it was published.

This briefing, aimed at practitioners and managers, looks at permanency.

It covers factors relating to successful placement decisions and social work practice with adoptive families, children and young people and birth parents.

Number of pages: 8
Preview available.
Product code: CH-RPB-005

Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families: Chart (2014)

frontline resources Published: Mar 2014

Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families: Chart (2014)

This chart accompanies a frontline briefing - available at www.rip.org.uk/frontline - which looks at the issue of adult attachment and its application to child welfare practice.

The chart provides a concise ‘rough guide’ to help practitioners reflect on adult attachment patterns and internal working models (IWMs), while considering their impact on caregiving. The chart should be used in conjunction with the main briefing as an aid and reminder of the issues outlined in greater detail in that resource.

Number of pages: 3
Product code: CH-FBT-010

Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families: Frontline Briefing (2014)

frontline resources Published: Mar 2014

Adult attachment - application in practice with children and families: Frontline Briefing (2014)

The main Frontline briefing is aimed at practitioners working in health and social care with parents and children. The focus will be on the way that theory and research related to adult attachment can be applied to practice, as well as to supervision and professional development.

This publication explores adult attachment theory and the evolution of patterns, adult attachment patterns, care-giving and children’s attachment as well as applying adult attachment informed ideas to practice, including fostering, adoption and supervision.

Number of pages: 16
Preview available.

An Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis: Evaluation Guide (2013)

evaluation tools and guides Published: Dec 2013

An Introduction to Cost-Benefit Analysis: Evaluation Guide (2013)

This guide provides an overview of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) outlining each stage and presenting an example of how CBA can be done. It will be of interest to anyone thinking about commissioning or undertaking a CBA and should be read alongside An Introduction to Value for Money (VfM) Assessments Guide.

Number of pages: 18
Preview available.

An Introduction to Research Governance (2013)

evaluation tools and guides Published: Sep 2013

An Introduction to Research Governance (2013)

This guide and checklist, which are endorsed by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), outline what research governance is, why it is important and summarises the current national and regional processes.

They are intended for anyone commissioning or undertaking research within Children’s Services, briefly discussing the different principles that underpin research governance in Adults’ Services.

Number of pages: 16
Preview available.

An introduction to ‘Value for money’ assessments

evaluation tools and guides Published: Nov 2012

An introduction to ‘Value for money’ assessments

This guide and glossary exercise provide an introduction to ‘value for money’ (VfM) assessments. They introduce important terminology and discuss some of the issues that need to be considered by researchers and commissioners of research when making VfM assessments.

Number of pages: 9

Analysis and critical thinking in assessment: Literature review (2014)

research reviews and summaries Published: Jul 2014

Analysis and critical thinking in assessment: Literature review (2014)

Analysis and critical thinking are central to good practice in children’s services, whether assessing if a child has additional needs or proceeding with a complex child protection inquiry. The literature review examines analytical, critical and reflective thinking and writing in assessment, which is vital not only in social work but across a range of disciplines that work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, young people and their families.

Number of pages: 24
Preview available.
Product code: CH-LTR-002

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