Resources

These Research in Practice resources are free to download - we hope they will support you in your PSW role.

 

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Leading with compassion

This briefing explores what is needed to support the development of compassionate leadership skills in both supervisors and those they directly supervise and work with. It includes: • Examples of leadership models and styles of leadership that lend themselves to compassionate practice and which promote an environment and culture that help compassionate practice to flourish in adult social care. • The links between national frameworks and opportunities which guide the development of compassionate leadership practice in adult social care. • An exploration of what compassionate leadership looks like and the role of supervisors in enabling leadership to be developed in others. • The challenges of ‘compassion fatigue’ and the need for resilience.
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Supporting Wellbeing Remotely

This briefing aims to provide evidence-informed guidance to help social care organisations support the wellbeing of practitioners and teams who are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is designed to support sector leaders with responsibility for children and families and adults in making decisions which support wellbeing for practitioners in frontline roles. An overview is provided of the benefits and challenges of remote or home-based working and its implications for wellbeing, team working and professional practice.
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Transitional Safeguarding

In recent years, safeguarding children and adults has become increasingly complex. Sector leaders in social care note that sexual exploitation, gangs and violent crime - including domestic violence and abuse, modern slavery and trafficking - are challenging the children’s and adults’ workforce to reflect on established models of safeguarding and identify opportunities for innovation. Safeguarding is a field where binary notions of childhood and adulthood have prevailed; as such the notion of ‘transitional safeguarding’ is an emerging one, not currently widely applied in policy or practice.
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