Social Workers in Schools pilot study

What Works for Children’s Social Care (WWCSC) is delighted to announce the 21 local authorities in England who will receive funding to place social workers in their schools to help reduce referral rates to children’s social care. The funding is part of an expansion of the promising Social Workers in Schools pilot study, which took place in Lambeth, Southampton and Stockport.

The scale-up of this project is part of a wider programme of work announced by the Department for Education in May of this year, to provide up to £9.9 million to fund research by What Works for Children’s Social Care to improve the lives of children and young people in England who have had a social worker. The programme initially planned to fund the evaluation in ten local authorities, but following high levels of interest, it has been expanded to cover 21 local authorities.

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Written by Finley T.