Social Care In Depth
Laura McCardle meets Chris Wright, chief executive of Catch22.
Senior managers at the first five children’s services departments to have undergone the new Ofsted single inspection support the principles behind the framework, but think the process needs improving if it is to get their full backing.
Good evaluation is critical for both children’s services providers and commissioners since work that can demonstrate results is more likely to gain funding. Joe Lepper covers all the essentials in this A to Z guide.
A tightening of entry requirements for social work degree courses and higher quality student placements are issues education providers and employers must address if new practitioner standards are to improve.
Good Practice Case Studies
Programme of weekly sessions brings families together to confront and manage the impact substance misuse has had on their lives.
Merton improves co-ordination between services to safeguard young people from abuse.
Four local authorities in the North West pool their resources in effort to find new adoptive families.
Sing and Grow programme uses songs and games to encourage interaction between parents and children in adoptive families.
First Steps scheme improves support for families by developing the skills and knowledge of professionals working with them.