PSDP—Resources and Tools: Critical conversations in social work supervision | Research in Practice

This learning tool is taken from the work of Peggy O’Neill and Maria del Mar Fariñain their paper, ‘Constructing Critical Conversations in Social Work Supervision: Creating Change’ (2019). Whilst designed to help practice supervisors think about how they can engage in a critical conversation (CC), it should prove useful for anyone in a supervisory role, … Continue reading PSDP—Resources and Tools: Critical conversations in social work supervision | Research in Practice

Independent review of children’s social care – how to get involved #CareReview

On 15 January 2021, the Education Secretary announced the launch of an independent review of children’s social care. The review, led by Josh MacAlister, will identify how the system can be changed and reformed to improve lives. https://twitter.com/joshmacalister/status/1350085819437092866?s=21 The Our Care, Our Say group are amongst the first to pull together care experienced people’s views … Continue reading Independent review of children’s social care – how to get involved #CareReview

Today sees the publication of the report from the Our Care Our Say group: “Is this the time people are going to listen?”

One week on from the announcements of the Care Review in England, the ‘Our Care, Our Say’ report sets out what care experienced people think should be done. This report ensures that the advice from care experienced people is spelled-out loud and clear. During October and November 2020, a detailed survey of 163 people was carried out … Continue reading Today sees the publication of the report from the Our Care Our Say group: “Is this the time people are going to listen?”

Independent review of children’s social care | GOV.UK

Source: GOV.UK About the review The government’s manifesto committed to review the children’s social care system to make sure children and young people get the support they need. Lead reviewer The review is independently led by Josh MacAlister, a former schoolteacher who founded the social work charity Frontline. The review will be supported by an … Continue reading Independent review of children’s social care | GOV.UK

‘Let’s talk about racism’ | Research in Practice

‘Let’s talk about racism’ 3 superb short films with @Rashidabaig2 @NimalJude and Brian Amos from Croydon talking about the impact of racism and how childrens social care needs to tackle this- for staff and families. Scroll down the web page to find them: Trauma attuned system - Practice Supervisor Development Programme Repository

Addressing barriers to the progression of black and minority ethnic social workers to senior leadership roles | Research in Practice

This knowledge briefing is written specifically for managers of practice supervisors. It focuses on how they can proactively support the progression of black and minority ethnic social workers into management positions and senior leadership roles. Read at source: HERE

Positive supervision culture – Practice Supervisor Development Programme Repository | Research in Practice

Supervision is fundamental in children’s social care. It is the bedrock on which excellent practice is built and the foundation for the development of a stable, resilient and engaged workforce. Employees at all levels of the system need to have the opportunity to engage in emotionally literate, reflective and curious supervision which promotes critical thinking, … Continue reading Positive supervision culture – Practice Supervisor Development Programme Repository | Research in Practice

Prof. Ravinder Barn on the Needs for Children and Young People from Vulnerable Groups – Free Webinar

Children and young people who grow up in state care are one of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in society. On 20 January 2021 at 4 pm, this webinar will bring together three scholars to help explore issues and concerns of key relevance including early intervention, the importance of addressing ‘complex needs’, and suicide … Continue reading Prof. Ravinder Barn on the Needs for Children and Young People from Vulnerable Groups – Free Webinar

Building back better: Reaching England’s left behind children | Children’s Commissioner for England

Join @annelongfield on 17 Feb, as she gives her last speech as Children’s Commissioner, where she will argue that children should be at the heart of the country’s efforts to rebuild following Covid. Find out more and sign up now: HERE