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Help to shape the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care

Practitioners’ Events: December 2017 and January 2018

A new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is being developed to help improve the lives of children, young people and families.  The Centre will support social workers, their managers, practice leaders and their colleagues across the range of children’s services, by providing ready access to trustworthy, useful evidence about what works in children’s social care practice and supporting systems.

This is a valuable opportunity for social workers to feed in their experiences so that a strong evidence base around effective interventions and practice systems can be developed.

A Development Team led by Nesta, its Alliance for Useful Evidence, together with the Social Care Institute for Excellence, FutureGov and Traversum is setting up the Centre.

The team is running a series of events for practitioners to help gather detailed information and perspectives on:

  • the key tasks and activities that social workers and colleagues perform
  • how data and evidence might be made more readily accessible and useable
  • how practitioners would like to get involved with the establishment of the Centre.

11 December 2017 – Leeds –  Book now

14 December 2017 – London – Book now

18 January 2018 – Bristol – Book now

29 January 2018 – Coventry – Book now       

The events are aimed at:

  • Children’s social work practitioners such as frontline social workers, team managers, principal social workers, senior managers, practice leaders (e.g. Heads of Service and  Assistant Directors)
  • Other practitioners in the children’s social care system (e.g. non-qualified workers in residential care, family support workers, personal advisers and independent advocates)
  • Practitioners in other services relevant to vulnerable children and young people (e.g. education, health, youth work, and the youth/criminal justice system).

Find further information about the development of the Centre and register for updates.