What difference does local authority care make to the lives of vulnerable children? Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort

The proposed research aims to examine, over time, education and health outcomes of children who are looked after (CLA) by the local authority (i.e. in care). Existing studies that use only one point in time have shown that CLA have poorer educational and health outcomes than the general population. Pre-care experiences, such as physical abuse,… Read More

Here2there.me: a person-centred planning and outcomes recording app

H2t.me is in its final phase of development involving pilots across a range of services in Wales and has won a National Welsh Government SBRI challenge called Better Lives Closer to Home. It has been piloted in learning disability, children’s services and work support. The App supports any individual receiving targeted support to take much… Read More

Motivational interviewing for working with children and families: a conversation

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is now widely used in services for children, playing a key part in innovations such as Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, the Family Safeguarding model and Intensive Family Support Teams. In this webinar, Steve Rollnick (co-creator of Motivational Interviewing) is in conversation with Donald Forrester, David Wilkins and Charlie Whittaker about their… Read More

Health inequalities and dementia care: what matters to people living with dementia and their families?

Little is known about the dementia experiences and additional challenges faced by communities with multiple identities linked to ethnic background, sexuality and disability. In this session you will be hearing about a project that aimed to address this significant gap in engaging and understanding the needs of diverse communities (Bengali, Greek, Somali, Welsh speaking, LGBT,… Read More

10, 000 voices: Looked after children and young people’s views on their well-being

The Bright Spots Programme began in 2013 with the aim of understanding children and young people’s experience of care.  The Programme uses four online surveys of well-being to capture the views of looked after children (age 4-7 years and 8-10 years), young people (11-18 years), and care leavers (18-25 years).  In this presentation survey data from 10,000… Read More

BASW Cymru: Implementing the ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions Good Practice Toolkit’

BASW Cymru wellbeing workshop: Implementing the BASW ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions Good Practice Toolkit’ In this workshop we will explore what wellbeing means to social workers, looking at the differences between hedonistic and eudaimonic wellbeing and what that means to you in practice. We will use the BASW ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working… Read More

Well-being outcomes – from metrics to meaning

An outcomes approach to practice has been promoted for many years, as have attempts to meaningfully record them. A strong emphasis on rehabilitation focused change outcomes has sometimes resulted in practitioner led outcomes rather than personal outcomes. It has also led to the neglect of other important well-being outcomes, particularly amongst older people with high… Read More