If I was in charge…

By Richard Devine, Social Worker for Bath and North East Somerset Council

I was invited to write a piece for Social Work News. In this piece I explored what changes I would make if I was in charge. Because I lack imagination and creativity, I think the ideas I put forward are easily achievable and already have a good evidence base supporting them. In fact, many of the ideas detailed below are being implemented in BANES.

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By Richard Devine (01.10.21)

Published by Richard Devine's Social Work Practice Blog

My name is Richard Devine. I am a Social Worker in Bath and North East Somerset Council. After I qualified in 2010 I worked in long term Child Protection Teams. Since 2017 I have been undertaking community based parenting assessments. I obtained a Masters in Attachment Studies 2018.

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