Welcome to the Children’s Social Care Blog by Professor Donald Forrester, director of CASCADE/ExChange.
My research and thinking is mainly about what works in children’s services. This can include evaluations of particular ways of working, but more generally I am interested in what good practice is, what difference it makes to children and families and how organisations can support practice that makes a difference.
These are complicated issues, and I spend a lot of my time puzzled. These blogs will be an attempt to share my puzzlement. I hope they generate some discussion and help me and others develop our understanding of the complicated, fascinating and incredibly important work that child and family social workers do every day.