The latest child welfare items that should be right on your radar:
- New plans unveiled to give frontline social workers more power
- Nearly 700 children are identified as being at risk of domestic violence every day
- New children’s book highlights record levels of food poverty
“Below is an example Team Agreements for a LA. Included are recommended ground rules to encourage family-focused practice, collaboration within teams and respectful relationships within and outside the LA.
Examples of possible ‘ground rules’ within Team Agreements are listed below, grouped under four pillars:”
Yes again, far too much is ‘discretionary’! Far too much is left to discretionary decision making. And as a recent study showed.. outcomes for children during FC proceedings remaim variable and inconsistent BECAUSE of existing discretionary decision making. Soooooooo … nothing I read here reassures me that outcomes for children will be any better or less dire than they are now.
Note the language used in just that little section quoted ‘recommended’ ‘encourage’ ‘possible’ ‘
“Inspired by Buurtzorg, the proposed model seeks to enable social workers to become trusted, accountable team members who are empowered to make high-quality decisions and build relationships that can improve outcomes for children and families. “
“Additional detail on Buurtzorg teams
Teams are based in neighbourhoods, consisting of 8-12 nurses of varying specialisms, qualification levels and experience. Nurses are specialists acting as generalists. Each patient has 2 primary nurses as well as 1-3 additional supporting nurses, who informally oversee the primary nurse’s patient care plan. Teams use a solution-driven method of interaction and make decisions by consensus, based on whether nurses can ‘live with’ the decision”
Sooooooooo decisions made by a social worker on a child life, on their future forever, is to made on the basis on whether a social worker/s ‘can live with the decision’.
Excuse me Lord for saying it this way, but Jeeesssuuusss…. ON THE BASIS OF WHETHER THEY CAN LIVE WITH THEIR DECISIONS??? Well they certainly don’t seem to have been having any trouble living with their horrendous decisons recently of in years gone by!!! FFS!!!!!
And THIS is to be the new decision making strategy??? God help us, because He’s all we’ve got left!
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Ian Josephs said:
The best models I can think of would be abolition, obliteration,annihilation,and condemnation ………. Give the job of preventing and punishing child cruelty to the police
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John Malloch-Caldwell said:
“Live with their decisions”, good God, is this what has come down to. That they, children’s social workers, probably the most corrupt and evil section of the community, are to continue in what they already do. It is obvious whoever wrote this is at least mentally ill or worst a child abuser and needs investigating.
What children’s social care system needs is total abolition and all those involved at present to have very deep background checks.
This is the thin wedge for the SS (I use that abbreviation on purpose) to follow the Lebensborn Project to the letter.