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ASEAN Regional Workshop on Social Service Workforce Strengthening

The summary report from the kick off meeting for the development of an ASEAN Declaration on Promotion of Social Work was held in October 2019. The report highlights some of the opening remarks but also provides an overview of global standards, current status of socal work, legislation and policies...

Coaching and Mentoring in Social Work - A review of the evidence

The findings in this report suggest that both coaching and mentoring have positive implications for social workers and the organisations within which they work. More research is needed to identify which models of coaching and mentoring are associated with the best outcomes for social workers,...

Providing Effective Supervision: A workforce development tool, including a unit of competence and supporting guidance

High quality supervision is one of the most important drivers in ensuring positive outcomes for people who use social are and children’s services. It also has a crucial role to play in the development, retention and motivation of the workforce. We also know that managers want us to do more to...

Multi-Country Review of the State of the Social Service Workforce in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Data from this review in eight countries is intended to guide and assist country-level action plans to strengthen the social service workforce.

Learning from Significant Case Reviews

This report presents the findings from analyses of 25 significant case reviews that concerned 44 children and young people, carried out by child protection committees in Scotland between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2018.  Twenty-two out of the 25 SCRs related to incidences of child abuse and/ or...

Integrating Social Protection and Early Childhood Development: Open trial of a family home-visiting intervention, Sugira Muryango

This study aimed to assess the feasibility and acceptability of a home-visiting intervention to promote early childhood development, improve parenting and shared decision-making, and reduce violence in impoverished Rwandan households.

Building on Promising Practices to Protect Children in Migration Across the European Union

This paper highlights five practices from within the EU, all of which illustrate promising responses to protecting children in migration. The practices include reception and care arrangements, procedural safeguards to support and assist children and ways to improve the identification of durable...

State of the Social Service Workforce 2018

This 4th annual report consolidates trends and data from 32 countries to make recommendations for better planning, development and support to this frontline workforce.

Guidelines to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce for Child Protection

These guidelines are informed by evidence of ‘what works’ and lessons learned in the field.

Five Steps to a Stronger Child Welfare Workforce

This publication outlines five clear steps that child welfare agency leaders can take to build and maintain a strong, stable frontline workforce.

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