Rethinking children's social work: Department for Education Children's Social Care Innovation Programme

GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Great Britain. Department for Education
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This document presents the conclusions of an eight week evidence-gathering project undertaken by the Department of Education and Deloitte Social Care Practice. It summarises their analysis on: the challenges that children’s social work is facing at the moment; what might help to overcome these challenges; and how the Innovation Programme will operate in this area to support the sparking and spreading of innovative approaches. The report identifies the key ingredients of successful or promising approaches, including: shared and evidence based practice; organisational culture and values; and a flexible and well trained workforce operating in small, interdisciplinary teams. The report includes a number of case studies highlighting good practice. (Edited publisher abstract)

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childrens social care, social work approaches, organisational culture, service development, care workforce, good practice, case studies;
Content types:
research, government publication
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