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Building a team around the social worker: how a council is reducing demand and supporting staff

Over the past four years, numerous councils, projects and charities have made bids for funding to the Department for Education’s £200 million Innovation Fund. Many councils, projects and charities have been backed with pots of money, and many others left disappointed.

In 2014, Brighton was one such local authority that was unsuccessful in its bid for extra funding to help redesign its services and despite not receiving Innovation Fund backing for its new direction, the council did it anyway.

In October 2015 Brighton and Hove City Council finished rollout of its new ‘Team Around the Relationship’ model.

A good read. Read full piece at source here: Building a team around the social worker: how a council is reducing demand and supporting staff

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