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Catch up on our learning event: Developing a stable and experienced workforce

Updated: Apr 24

Catch up on our learning event on Developing a stable and experienced workforce held on Thursday 22nd June.

This learning event is the third in a series of four learning events organised as part of the project investigating the impact of delays in care proceedings on children’s services commissioned by the Department for Education. Click here to find out more about the project.

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Developing a stable and experienced workforce
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Over the course of our project, we heard directly from front-line staff about unmanageable caseloads and insufficient support while simultaneously experiencing high levels of scrutiny and mistrust. We similarly heard from the judiciary regarding the compounding issue of Judge availability and capacity. In this learning event, we explored potential short-term local authority and judiciary lead solutions aimed at strengthening system relationships, improving capacity and streamlining processes. We also explored examples of good practice, and heard about a number of existing regional initiatives underpinned by cross-system collaboration. Jordan Binedell was also joined by Wynand McDonald, Principal Child and Family Social Worker London Borough of Islington who presented some key elements of Islington’s approach to attracting and retaining experienced social workers in the face of a national workforce crisis.

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