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Children’s social work collaboration celebrates 10 years of better outcomes

The Children’s Social Work Matters (CSWM) programme was launched 10 years ago to champion the vital role of children’s social workers and raise industry standards.

Pan-Cheshire – Tackling perpetrators of domestic abuse across Cheshire

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and My Cheshire Without Abuse (My CWA) wanted to improve domestic abuse services across Cheshire with an emphasis on challenging perpetrators.

Manchester City Council – Safe and Together

In 2017 Manchester set out to shift the culture and practice of children’s social care to become more domestic abuse informed and enable practitioners to have greater confidence in challenging the perpetrator and holding them to account.

Norfolk County Council – A network of 2,000 domestic abuse change champions, “eyes and ears of the community”, to identify and support people experiencing domestic abuse as early as possible

Parental domestic abuse was a prominent feature in approximately one third of families who had a social work assessment. Norfolk recognised that early identification was key to reducing the number of safeguarding concerns and children going into care or receiving child protection plans.

London Borough of Lambeth – Understanding the data to inform the strategic and operational response to COVID-19

Lambeth were particularly keen to test that the assumptions underpinning their strategic response were correct and to understand what learning could be taken to prepare for subsequent lockdowns and easing of restrictions.

Northumberland County Council – A reflection on their journey towards improving the use of data at a multi-agency level

In 2018, Northumberland County Council identified significant gaps in their multi-agency approach to tackling Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (DAandSV).

Warwickshire County Council – Running an ambitious communications campaign to raise awareness on domestic abuse, and tackle under-reporting

In response to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) board in Warwickshire sought to review and understand the emerging needs of victims and survivors to prioritise resources and determine their strategic focus.

Brighton and Hove City Council – Creating inclusive and accessible services to support all victims and survivors

Brighton and Hove City Council have a diverse community with varying needs and have long valued engaging with victims and survivors to inform their domestic abuse service provision. In 2019/20, they wanted to ensure that their future local service provision would be truly inclusive of all victims and survivors.

Wandsworth Borough Council: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) is an inclusive evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote protective factors which are associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.

Staying Put

Staying Put has continued to ensure as far as possible the safety of women experiencing domestic abuse in the Bradford area