Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CYF staff stretched, seriously

MSD has just released a 135 page CYF Workload and 
Caseload review.  

The following pretty much sums it up:
When staff were asked what needed to change to make things better for social
workers, the number one answer was ‘more staff’
“....we are working with people and children and all of our decisions affect their lives forever.
It would be good to be able to have the time
and capacity to think, analyse and reflect rather than acting in the moment...”
There are currently 753 Care and Protection social workers. Without a reduction in the number of assessments it is recommended another 356 are required. 

CYF workers have my sympathy.

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