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  • read more about The case for small wins
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    The case for small wins

    24 January 2022
    Social worker well-being has long been a cause for concern and recent data shows things aren't improving. With the release today of phase two of our Happier, Healthier Professionals research Director of Practice Anna Bacchoo considers the report's findings and how even small wins should be considered if they enable social workers to feel supported and valued in their work.
  • read more about Our latest anti-racism work
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    Our latest anti-racism work

    13 January 2022
    In her latest blog, Director of Practice, Anna Bacchoo, discusses our programme of anti-racism work, including our recently published rapid reviews on outcomes for Black children in care and representation, progression, promotion and wellbeing of minority ethnic social workers and social work students.
  • read more about Departure of Prof Michael Sanders as Chief Executive
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    Departure of Prof Michael Sanders as Chief Executive

    7 January 2022
    Prof Michael Sanders departs as Chief Executive of What Works for Children’s Social Care
  • read more about Reflections as we move to the “new normal”
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    Reflections as we move to the “new normal”

    2 December 2021
    As a society, COVID-19 forced us to stop and change what we were doing. Now, as we move to the “new normal” we have an opportunity to consider and reflect on the changes we have made.
  • read more about Meet our new Director of Programmes, Professor Jermaine Ravalier
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    Meet our new Director of Programmes, Professor Jermaine Ravalier

    26 November 2021
    Meet Professor Jermaine Ravalier, our new Director of Programmes, as he discusses making a difference, visiting WWCSC programmes and his hopes for the new role.
  • read more about Reflections on accessing higher education as a care leaver
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    Reflections on accessing higher education as a care leaver

    12 November 2021
    Following the publication of our recent report, Springboard: Supporting care experienced young people with their next steps in further and higher education, some of our advisors with experience of the care system reflected on the report and its recommendations
  • read more about Bringing my experience to a research project
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    Bringing my experience to a research project

    26 October 2021
    In this guest blog, Kieran Colman, a care leaver and member of our Young Advisors Panel, discusses his involvement in our recent research, how his unique perspective and skills benefited the project, and his hopes that social workers will feel more appreciated.
  • read more about Seven new research projects funded in children’s social care
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    Seven new research projects funded in children’s social care

    1 October 2021
    WWCSC is pleased to announce seven new research projects to improve outcomes for children and families and build an evidence base in children’s social care, as part of our Spark Grant scheme.
  • read more about Collaborative Discussion Groups bring Wellbeing Boost to Social Care Staff
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    Collaborative Discussion Groups bring Wellbeing Boost to Social Care Staff

    16 September 2021
    New research into the use of Schwartz Rounds shows promising results in supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of those working in Children’s Services.
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  • read more about Community spirit
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    Community spirit

    26 August 2021
    Michael Sanders, our Chief Exec, discusses what we've learned from the series of workshops we've run for our communities of participants.
  • read more about Education for young people with a social worker must be a priority
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    Education for young people with a social worker must be a priority

    29 July 2021
    WWCSC's new Head of Educational Programmes, Eleanor Stringer, discusses the expansion of our work with schools.
  • read more about Without the darkness, there is no light
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    Without the darkness, there is no light

    8 July 2021
    Following our recent conference for our panel of evaluators, Louise Jones, Director of Programmes, reflects on the importance of independent evaluators in the research process.