All children’s services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.
Adam Offord talks to Ruth Allen, chief executive of the British Association of Social Workers.
New Joint Targeted Area Inspections to assess how different agencies are working together to support vulnerable children have just been launched. Joe Lepper explores how they work.
At a time when government has highlighted the need to improve local domestic violence services, the support provided by Gateshead Council has been praised – with good information sharing between agencies at its heart.
More evidence has emerged of the difficulties young people in some parts of the country have in getting treatment for mental health problems, prompting some experts to call for the creation of specialist regional centres.
Overcoming silo thinking has been a mantra for many years in social work...
There is a lot of research into the role children’s centres play in improving...