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Involving service users in children's services

Authors:
AXFORD N., BERRY V., BURNS M
Publisher:
Dartington Social Research Unit
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
12p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Totnes

This paper draws on existing research to advise on best practice in involving users. It starts by outlining how users can be involved, first, in relation to their own circumstances or the lives of others, and second at different stages of the service-delivery process. It then highlights common barriers to involving users and strategies for overcoming them. Special attention is paid to children, people with disabilities and those for whom English is not their first language. The paper then discusses other difficulties that threaten successful user involvement, and concludes by suggesting how different stakeholders’ views should be weighed. Useful resources for managers and practitioners are listed at the end.

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Social work and evidence-based practice

Editor:
SMITH David
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
189p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Evidence-based practice, what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to – is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. Covering areas of social work practice that are well established and those in which evidence is just beginning to become available, the authors address issues such as: what is to count as evidence, and who decides this?; if relevant evidence is agreed on, how should it be used in practice?; how can the thing that made the difference be identified?; should success be measured as the result of the theory employed by the worker, or because the worker is skilled, conscientious and effective?; how predictable, controlled and orderly can social work become?. Exploring these issues within a range of contexts – from child abuse and domestic violence to looked after children and disability, the authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession and the users of social work services.

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Quality measures for befriending services

Author:
HESLOP Pauline
Publisher:
Shared Care Network
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
62p.
Place of publication:
Bristol

To date, there has been a lack of research evidence about the effectiveness of befriending services and little guidance about what good practice should entail.This is despite a proliferation in befriending services, their growing popularity and government recognition of their importance to families of disabled children. Key areas include; the aims of the service, publicising the service, referrals, assessment , training, matching befrienders to befriendees, support and supervision arrangements, serviceuser involvement, resources, policies, breaks and endings and evaluation.

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