Keeping you informed

Published: 04/06/2020

In these challenging and uncertain times, we are reshaping our offer and keeping our network informed with the latest news, resources and learning opportunities.

Social care practice in the time of COVID-19

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic our aim has been to continue to provide Partners with a range of evidence-informed coordinated online learning activities. 

The resources include publications, webinars, online resources, podcasts, blogs and more to support professional development during challenging and uncertain times. In addition, we have produced blogs that provide recommendations on supporting online and remote supervision, adapting to working from home, keeping connected to peers, and familiarising yourself with video conferencing, for people who are working remotely.

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During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we continue to provide evidence-informed resources to our Partners.

We have also worked hard to re-shape our events programme to offer responsive online learning, including Tailored Support and our popular menu of in-house workshops. This enables us to continue to provide high quality evidence-informed resources to our Partners in order to meet organisational challenges and needs. We hope that this flexible and accessible approach enables individuals and organisations to continue their professional learning and development.

All of our responsive coronavirus (COVID-19) resources can be found on our dedicated COVID-19 page, which is regularly updated with new content as it is released.

View the COVID-19 resources.

Our work 2020-21

Following consultation with our Partner network we are developing resources on a number of key topics for delivery across 2020-21. 

The 2020-21 Delivery Programme for children and families will focus on the following areas:

• core practice skills
• developing community capacity
• public health approaches to violence amongst children, young people and young adults
• trauma-informed resilience and recovery.

The 2020-21 Delivery Programme for adults will focus on the following areas:

• lived experience
• mental capacity, risk and human rights
• practice development
• strengths-based working.

Each Delivery Programme provides an overview of topics and resources, such as publications, workshops and more, being delivered until March 2021.

Change Projects

Change Projects bring together groups of Research in Practice Partners to explore pressing challenges and priorities. We are running two Change Projects on domestic abuse, and legal literacy.

Domestic abuse and child protection

We are working with Professor Kate Morris, Sheffield University, and Professor Brigid Featherstone, Huddersfield University, as research leads on this new Change Project, focused on the interface between domestic abuse and child protection.

Legal literacy

The Legal literacy: Change Project has explored the barriers and enablers to legal literacy in order to create resources to support this area of practice. The project is resulting in resources that support legal literacy across organisations. The resources will outline what legal literacy is and why it is important. They also set out the responsibilities leaders, supervisors and practitioners have in developing legal literacy.

Stay informed

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We keep our network informed with the latest news and information on social media. To stay up-to-date with our new resources, events and learning opportunities make sure you are following us on Twitter @researchIP.

Partners also receive regular email bulletins containing the latest research evidence, policy announcements and more; tailored to children and families, and adults social care practice. To subscribe to our Partner bulletin, login to your account and select 'My subscriptions' on your dashboard.


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If you have any questions or comments please contact us for further details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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