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    Call for local authorities to participate in new trials providing supervision to DSLs

    26 March 2021
    We are seeking applications from local authorities to participate in two new trials providing social worker supervision to Designated Safeguarding Leads in primary and secondary schools in England
  • read more about Call for new Further Education programmes to support young people with social workers
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    Call for new Further Education programmes to support young people with social workers

    26 March 2021
    We are seeking proposals for projects that aim to increase educational attainment for young people with a social worker in further education (FE) settings.
  • read more about New funding announced to run and evaluate programmes in schools to improve safeguarding and educational outcomes for children with a social worker
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    New funding announced to run and evaluate programmes in schools to improve safeguarding and educational outcomes for children with a social worker

    26 March 2021
    We are delighted to announce funding of £12.6 million from the Department of Education to run and evaluate programmes designed to improve safeguarding and educational outcomes for children with a social worker.
  • read more about New research finds light-touch interventions may improve social worker wellbeing
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    New research finds light-touch interventions may improve social worker wellbeing

    19 March 2021
    New research published by WWCSC finds evidence that some low-cost, light-touch interventions may improve the wellbeing of social workers.
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    We’re recruiting

    17 March 2021
    We are recruiting a Team Administrator to join the team. You will support What Works for Children’s Social Care administrative functions and enable the organisation to be as effective and efficient as possible. Ensuring the organisation’s systems are up to date, with a focus on supporting the team with internal processes. Deadline: 12pm Wednesday 31st […]
  • read more about Carts and Horses
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    Carts and Horses

    11 March 2021
    WWCSC Chief Executive, Dr Michael Sanders, discusses the complexities around designing research to evaluate children's social care interventions, as well as our evaluation of the Signs of Safety model
  • read more about Supervising Designated Safeguarding Leads in Bolton
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    Supervising Designated Safeguarding Leads in Bolton

    15 February 2021
    WWCSC Chief executive, Dr Michael Sanders, discusses the findings of our study providing Designated Safeguarding Leads in primary schools in Bolton with supervision from a social worker.
  • read more about Partnering for powerful change
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    Partnering for powerful change

    10 February 2021
    Louise Jones, Director of Programmes, discusses WWCSC's exciting partnership with NIHR to fund evaluations of interventions for to improve the mental health of children and young people with a social worker
  • read more about We’re recruiting
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    We’re recruiting

    3 February 2021
    We are recruiting a Assistant Programmes Manager to join the team. The Programmes team at What Works for Children’s Social Care is responsible for the grant funding and commissioning, the team strives to: Raise the standards – and volume – of good quality research in the sector, by maintaining a core focus on rigorous research, […]
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    We’re recruiting

    2 February 2021
    We are recruiting a Research Assistant to join the team. This role will provide support to our ambitious research programme, which spans randomised controlled trials in workforce wellbeing, evaluations of whole system changes, machine learning, and much more. Deadline for applications: 12pm 1st March 2021
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    We’re recruiting

    2 February 2021
    We are recruiting a Researcher – Qualitative to join our team. What Works for Children’s Social Care is looking to recruit a Qualitative Researcher to work in our research team. This role will work particularly on the team’s growing portfolio of primary research, from small-scale pilots to implementation and process evaluation of large randomised controlled […]
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    We’re recruiting

    2 February 2021
    We are recruiting a Researcher – Quantitative to join our team. What Works for Children’s Social Care is looking to recruit a Researcher to work in our research team. This role will work particularly on the team’s growing portfolio of projects, including randomised controlled trials in children’s social care. This research aims to help us […]