Developing Models of Social Work Project

The objective of this piece of work is to share and develop new models of social care practice that fit the times. Authorities are questioning their models of social care practice. Some are seeking to integrate early help and social care and would value some collective thinking about how these services are delivered in this new context. Some large LAs have been spending significant amounts to deliver major systems changes. We will investigate the options for shared learning and other collaborative approaches to support new models of practice.

The first stage of this work is to collate information about models of practice that are being used across the region. We will then have an overview of models that are currently in use and an overview of the evidence of success and the impact of models of practice.  We will then seek to develop an understanding of what works and why, within the context of different types of Local Authorities and also develop an understanding of the challenges associated with the models.  The project will culminate in a conference to be held on Monday 8 June 2020 at the Arora Hotel Gatwick, with associated publication of the different models of practice.

We have scoped the project and the next step is to undertake a ‘call for evidence’.

This project is sponsored by Nikki Edwards, DCS Bracknell Forest.

Key Documents

The full project brief outlining the scope of the project and what it intends to deliver can be found here.

Next Steps:

Could Local Authorities please ensure the PSW contact list is up to date.

A questionnaire will be sent to Local Authorities in order to collect and collate information about models of practice that are being used across the region.

Contact Details

Improving Audit Quality; SW Models: Diane Williamson
07970 328049