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Top Tips for remote working in children's social work

BASW England’s 80-20 campaign is all about time. Social workers tell us that 80% of their time is spent on administrative tasks and not enough time (just 20%) is spent on direct relationship based social work and reflective practice.

We have created this remote working guide for social workers.The guide has been inspired by children and families social workers across the country who moved to remote and virtual working during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020. During this time, professionals adapted practice in a matter of days to fit in with social distancing requirements. This often meant direct work was taking place via digital platforms. We expect there will be different ways of working in the future, such as hybrid working. This resource highlights useful top tips for remote and virtual working. We hope you find the guide helpful.