Research and analysis

Social work practices: report of the national evaluation

This evaluation looked at the implementation and impact of the social work practice pilots covering the period December 2009 to March 2012.


Social work practices: report of the national evaluation

Evaluation of social work practices: brief

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The social work practice (SWP) pilots tested proposals to allow local authorities to delegate some of their functions relating to looked-after children to independent organisations.

This independent report on the SWP pilots includes findings on:

  • the advantages and disadvantages of the different models employed
  • the impact of SWP pilots on children, their carers and their families
  • the impact of the SWP model on the children’s social care workforce

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Published 27 September 2012

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