Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (wave 1)

Johnson, C, Coburn, S, Sanders-Earley, A, Felton, J, Winterbotham, M, McLaughlin, H, Pollock, S, Scholar, HF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0348-6937 and McCaughan, S 2019, Longitudinal study of local authority child and family social workers (wave 1) , Project Report, Department for Education.

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In 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned a consortium led by IFF Research, working with social work academics at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford, to conduct a major new longitudinal study tracking the careers of local authority child and family social workers in England over five years. The aim of this landmark new study is to collect robust evidence on recruitment, retention and progression in child and family social work. In particular it aims to establish a much stronger understanding of child and family social work recruitment issues, career pathways, choices and decisions and how these differ across different individual, job and employer characteristics. This report covers the first year (Wave 1) of the survey and follow-up qualitative research, which was conducted between November 2018 and March 2019.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Department for Education
ISBN: 9781838700461
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Funders: Department for Education
Depositing User: Dr Helen Scholar
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2021 10:51
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2021 11:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62074

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