Recruiting and retaining children and families' social workers. The potential of work discussion groups

Jackson, Emil and Warman, Andrea (2007) Recruiting and retaining children and families' social workers. The potential of work discussion groups. Journal of Social Work Practice . pp. 35-48. ISSN 0265-0533 Full text available

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Current difficulties with the recruitment and retention of children and families' social workers have been formally acknowledged. However, although initiatives which focus on remuneration and career progression are clearly welcome, research and evidence from practice highlights how social workers themselves place high value on the availability of good quality supervision. Yet, questions remain about whether first-line managers have the time or are even in the best position to offer this support. This article draws on the experience and evaluation of one particular model of supervision — 'work discussion groups' —and explores its impact with residential social work staff and teachers as well as the potential for further developments of this kind.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supervision, Work Discussion Groups, Staff Recruitment and Retention, Morale, Stress and Absence, Professional Development
Subjects: Social Welfare > Social Welfare Personnel
Social Welfare > Social Work
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2010 15:53
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/144

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