81 - 103 Euston St
London NW1 2EZ
An Overview of the Reasons for this Seminar
For far too many years there have been complaints about the difficulties social workers have been experiencing working in Children Social Services. There isn’t a shortage of information on the topic. For example, In May 2018 the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) reported that
“Social workers spend close to 80 percent of their time working on computers or completing paperwork, while 20 percent of their time is spent in direct contact with children and families, building relationships.”
Around the same time last year (April 2018), Community Care magazine published approximately 20 most repeated responses to a survey of children social workers. All the comments have the same undertones.
“We are completely overworked, strict deadlines to meet with [not] enough time. We are unable to spend time on thoroughly getting to know children’s views and opinions or even to undertake direct work with children.”
“It is impossible to do an effective job and ensure you can spend all the time with these families that they need to make a significant change to their life. There is not enough time in a day to manage this amount, and it is severely impacting on our health and compromising our personal lives. There is no work-life balance.”
We know what the problems are so just as they do in the medical profession, we need to decide on the treatment. Things are never going to get better until we in the profession find the solutions and stop repeating the same mistakes.
Remember “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein
Seminar Outline and Outcomes
We can and will show you how to get the most out of your time, by working smarter not harder but you need to want to and commit to achieving change.
The seminar will address the barriers social workers face and how these can be overcome by:
- looking at the problems and identifying practical solutions
- identifying what you can do to change things
- learning workable strategies to help you succeed
- getting organised (case management task)
- using technology to work smarter
- having the support staff and systems to achieve success
- sharing ideas and contribution about what else can we do to effect change
Who Should Attend This Seminar
Children Social Care Managers/Assistant Managers
Staff with responsibility for Service and Practice Development and
Support staff such as IT and administration staff.