On The Margins of the Child Protection System: Creating Space for Relational Social Work Practice.

Authors: Guy Kirk and Robbie Duschinsky
Format: Article

Summary: Presents the Complex Child in Need (CCiN) protocol, a potential new model of social work practice. CCiN was developed by a UK local authority to improve the management of cases where the risk to a child does not meet the threshold for a formal child protection plan but where there are clear ongoing concerns about the child’s safety and wellbeing. Findings from an evaluation of CCiN suggest that it helps create a space for relational social work practice, providing a clear process for practitioners to follow with direct management oversight, clear inter-agency commitment, pathways for progressing concerns and ownership at all levels.

Journal: Child and family social work (Vol.22, Iss.2), May 2017, pp 963-971
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