Implementing systemic models of social work: learning summary 3

Authors:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education, SPRING CONSORTIUM
Publisher:
Spring Consortium
Publication year:
2017
Pagination:
4

This learning summary provides insights from the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme, including what works in the implementation of whole-system models of social work in children’s services. It highlights key features of successful whole-system models, which include: the delivery of support from a key single practitioner; using a strengths based approach, multidisciplinary as well as multi-agency working; increased time for direct contact; and sharing risk and support through group case discussion. It includes short examples of the projects, including: the embedding the Reclaiming Social Work model in Harrow; Leeds’ Family Valued programme to embed restorative practice, and Hertfordshire County Councils’ multi-disciplinary Family Safeguarding Teams to tackle domestic abuse, substance misuse and parental mental ill-health. It also outlines five things to consider when implementing a new model of social work practice. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
good practice, case studies, systems approach, childrens social care, social work methods, models, evidence-based practice, multidisciplinary teams;
Content types:
practice example, practice guidance
Location(s):
England
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