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Policy Briefing - Implementing the Sustainable Development Agenda: The Role of Social Services

This policy brief aims to demonstrate how the social service workforce is vital to fulfillment of many of the 17 SDGs.

Making Social Work Work

This report provides an overview of the role of professional social workers in relation to children without parental care (CWPC). It outlines the approaches to and the functions of social work across resource constrained countries. From this study the report provides a typology of the range of...

Family-Centered Casework Practice

A family-centered approach to casework practice involves helping families with children strengthen family functioning and address challenges that may threaten family stability. Focusing on strengths begins with the family assessment and should continue throughout the case planning and management...

How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

This guidance was developed for anyone wanting to engage, collaborate or advocate for care leavers.

Prepare for Leaving Care: Practice guidance

This Practice Guidance has been developed mainly to inform and equip those who hold responsibility for supporting and guiding young people moving from care to adulthood and independence.

Service Providers as Champions for Non-Violent Childhoods

This guidance report reviews the experience of and lessons learned from service provision in social welfare, child protection and childcare, health care, education and law enforcement. It presents methods, tools and service models that have proven effective in preventing and responding to corporal...

A Call to Action: Reimagining Social Work Practice with Unaccompanied Minors

This article is a call to action for social workers who may now encounter unaccompanied minors (UAM) for the first time in their practice. Recommendations include providing education to parents and caregivers about UAM’s rights, U.S. laws and regulations, and service availability; building trust...

Implementing the Scottish Living Wage in Adult Social Care: An evaluation of the experiences of social care partners, and usefulness of Joint Guidance

This report presents the results of a qualitative study evaluating the introduction of the Scottish Living Wage to adult social care and impacts on recruitment and retention.

Child Protection in Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Research shows that children exposed to domestic violence are at increased risk of being abused or neglected.

Perspectives from Community-Based Organizational Managers on Implementing and Sustaining Evidence-Based Interventions in Child Welfare

This study utilized qualitative interviews to examine the perspectives and experiences of managers in implementing SafeCare, an evidence-based intervention to reduce child maltreatment.

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