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The independent review of children’s social care

An independent review of the needs, experiences and outcomes of the children supported by social care in the United Kingdom. The review launched in March 2021. It prioritised hearing the voices of children, young people and adults that have received the help or support of a social worker, or who...

National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in Scotland

Sets out the Government of Scotland's vision for the health and social care workforce. The strategy is primarily aimed at the Health and Social Care employers across the statutory, third and independent sectors. It provides an overarching framework of activity at a national level, in turn...

The BASW Annual Survey of Social Workers and Social Work: 2021 A summary report

In this summary report, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) presents the findings of its 2021 annual survey providing an insight into the state of the profession, the views of social workers and student social workers on key topics and the ongoing impact of working during the Covid-19...

Pandemic Ethics: Rethinking rights, responsibilities and roles in social work

This article explores responses of 41 UK social workers to ethical challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, utilising UK data from an international qualitative survey and follow-up interviews in 2020. Challenges ranged from weighing individual rights/ needs against public health risks, to deciding...

Social Work during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Initial findings

During 2020, social workers were operating in new circumstances resulting from the global spread of the Covid-19 virus. The pandemic, and the restrictions implemented to control it, impacted on every area of our lives. As part of its response, BASW conducted two surveys exploring the impact of...

Child Maltreatment in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Proposed Global Framework on Research, Policy and Practice

This paper aims to suggest a framework for risk and protective factors that need to be considered in child protection in its various domains of research, policy, and practice during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Kinship Care Guide

This guide is intended as a good practice guide for professionals placing children from local authority care with family members abroad.

The Potential of Networks for Families in the Child Protection System: A Systematic Review

There has recently been increased interest in the potential for formal and informal networks to aid interventions with biologic families in helping them achieve reunification in the context of the child protection system. When group support is provided to families, the creation of a network of...

Core Competency Framework for the Protection of Children

This Core Competency Framework has been developed for all disciplines, professions and staff groups undertaking a clinical role within NHS Scotland. The twin aims of the framework are (1) to describe the key areas of child protection work that are common and core across all disciplines, professions...

COVID-19: Information and Guidance for Social or Community Care & Residential Settings

This document offers guidance and recommendations for care in residential settings, including staff considerations for home visits and other interactions with residents.

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