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|Title: ||Taking care: practice framework for reunification evaluation report|
|Authors: ||Hyde-Dryden, Georgia|
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University|
|Citation: ||HYDE-DRYDEN, G. et al., 2015. Taking care: practice framework for reunification evaluation report. Loughborough: Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University, 113pp.|
|Abstract: ||Despite return home from care being the most common outcome for looked after
children (Department for Education, 2014a); research suggests that significant
numbers of children experience abuse and neglect when returning home from care.
In response to this, the NSPCC developed the Taking Care practice framework: an
evidence-informed risk assessment and planning framework for use by local
authority social workers when deciding whether a child can be returned home. The
Taking Care practice framework is designed to provide a more robust assessment
and decision-making process and also to inform and support work with children and
families throughout the reunification process, including once a child has returned
Between its implementation in 2012 and November 2014, the Taking Care practice
framework has been used to support 325 children across nine pilot local authorities.
The NSPCC commissioned the Centre for Child and Family Research to undertake
an independent evaluation of the Taking Care framework. The evaluation findings
will be relevant to practitioners, managers, researchers and policy makers with an
interest in improving social work practice, and the implementation of practice
frameworks in local authorities.
NSPCC are currently working in partnership with the University of Bristol to revise
the practice framework to be applicable for any local authority to implement. The
revised framework and implementation materials will be available from summer 2015.|
|Description: ||This is a report.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/content/ccfr/publications/taking-care-practice-framework-reunification-evaluation-report.pdf.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Official Reports (Centre for Child and Family Research)|
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