Social Care Gradient

The social gradient in children's social care: what it is and what to do about it

The social gradient in children's social care: what it is and what to do about it

Delivered online using Livestorm

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12:00 - 13:00 Thursday, 2 December 2021

There is a significant social gradient for children’s social care services, which means they disproportionately intervene with children from more deprived backgrounds. Addressing these inequalities requires a shift from late to early intervention and investment in a public health approach to child welfare.

In this webinar, Professor Rick Hood will present recent research evidence on:

  • The social gradient in children’s social care - understanding what it is and why it matters.
  • How the shift from prevention to intervention exacerbates inequalities in child and family social work.
  • Rural poverty and inequality.
  • The need for a realignment of services from targeted interventions to a public health approach to child welfare.
  • The challenges faced and the steps leaders might take to realign services.

Audience Types

Directors

Senior leaders

Strategic leads

Team leaders

Senior practitioners

Professional Standards

PQS:KSS - Effective use of power and authority | Designing a system to support effective practice | Support effective decision-making

PCF - Values and ethics | Diversity and equality | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing