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    Online abuse – recognition and response: Frontline Briefing

    Published: Nov 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.

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

    Social work practice in the family court: Practice Tool

    Published: Nov 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.

    Deprivation of liberty in relation to children and young people: Strategic Briefing

    Published: Nov 2017

    Deprivation of liberty in relation to children and young people: Strategic Briefing

    The deprivation of liberty for children and young people is a complex and sensitive area of practice with an evolving legal framework. This Strategic Briefing considers the legal basis to support local authorities in decision-making in this field of work.

    Aimed at: Senior managers, Assistant Directors, heads of service, children’s guardians, family support workers, children’s home managers.

    21st Century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review

    Published: Nov 2017

    21st Century social work with children and young people with disabilities: Evidence Review

    This publication brings together the latest research and practice evidence on social work with disabled children, young people and their families and carers. Each chapter provides accessible and practice facing content on themes including: safeguarding; assessments; joint working; transition to adulthood and voice of disabled children and young people.

    Aimed at: Strategic leaders in this field; social work managers and practitioners working to support children, and young people with SEN and disabilities.