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.

Documents

Social work practices: report of the national evaluation

Evaluation of social work practices: brief

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Details

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
Published 27 September 2012