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Challenges Experienced by Child and Youth Care Workers in Child and Youth Care Centres Working with Children

This article explores the challenges of child and youth care workers (CYCWs) working with children in South Africa. This article reports on qualitative in-depth semi-structured interviews conducted with 16 CYCWs and the data were subjected to thematical analysis.

Client Violence Towards Childcare Workers: A Systematic Literature Review

Client violence against childcare workers is a relevant problem due to its impact on their well-being and the service they provide due to their significant role in the child protection process. This study explored violence against childcare workers using a systematic literature review.

Strengthening the Social Service Workforce as Part of the Recovery Process to Support a Transformed Care and Protection System for Children in Ukraine

On 26 April 2023, the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and the Better Care Network (BCN) organized an event, under the auspices of the Ukraine Children’s Care Group, with child protection and care actors focused on strengthening the social service workforce as part of the recovery process...

Childcare Workers: Challenges faced during COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID−19) pandemic has increased anxiety and stress among childcare workers in many communities. This has given rise to the question of whether childcare workers have the capabilities to execute their operational responsibilities effectively during this period in ensuring that the...

Workplace Learning in the Contemporary Supervision Landscape: The Care of Supervision in a Social Service Organisation

The blurring of the boundaries and interconnectedness between learning and work are features worth exploring in the contemporary supervision landscape. Grounded on transitionexperiential learning theories, the study analysed a social service organisation as a context for learning and examined how...

The British Journal of Social Work, Volume 53, Issue 3: Voice and Influence of People with Lived Experience

This special issue of the British Journal of Social Work sought to attract academic papers of the same quality and integrity as those published regularly in the journal, the key differentiation being that a person with lived experience of social work had to be the lead or solo author. Areas covered...

Supporting New Workers: Evidence-Informed Strategies for Those in Supervisory Roles

This webinar, from the U.S. Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development (QIC-WD), provided a general framework for what research says about best practices in onboarding, provide examples from our work with various jurisdictions to support supervisors who work with new workers, and evidence...

The Impact of Turnover on Families Involved in Child Welfare

Turnover rates in the child welfare workforce have been a serious concern for decades. Despite consistent research on the causes of and remedies for turnover, the rate remains too high. How turnover directly impacts children and families continues to be a gap in the research and literature....

The Routledge International Handbook of Digital Social Work

This handbook provides an authoritative and cutting-edge overview of current research and trends related to the emerging field of digital technology and social work. This book is divided into six sections: