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Children’s Social Work Careers

Collaboration

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Alongside making a difference to the lives of families in Lincolnshire, we are sharing best practice and driving innovation as an improvement partner to other authorities.

Partners in Practice

Creating a blueprint for change

By leveraging the experience and expertise of the strongest-performing local authorities in the country, the Partners in Practice programme is creating a blueprint for positive change to UK social care.

We have been trusted with the task of helping transform children’s services. From shaping and demonstrating best practice to actively supporting other authorities, it’s our responsibility to help social work flourish, promote our profession and improve the lives of children and families across the country.

Join our team and you will play an important part in helping make that happen. Whether informing policy reforms from your personal experience or bringing to life best practice on the frontline, the work you do will form part of a reverberation of change across the UK.

That begins with improving the lives of families in Lincolnshire.

Signs of Safety

A collaborative and restorative approach to care

Lincolnshire was an early adopter of Signs of Safety – an innovative, strengths-based, solution-focused approach to working with families created by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards.

Signs of Safety is a practice model that supports practitioners to recognise safety, strengths, risks and harm, and to work with families in a way that recognises, honours and promotes the strengths of the family and their networks and works with them to build safety around their children, whether the children are cared for by their parents, by kinship carers or by other carers outside their family.

With Signs of Safety as the practice model, underpinned by a restorative practice approach, our assessments, plans, supervisions, meetings and panels are framed using the Signs of Safety approach.

We hold regular Signs of Safety training in Lincolnshire and have ‘Signs of Safety leads’ throughout the service to help support new starters who may be less familiar with the approach. Our aim is to continue to develop practice for those who are looking to grow their career here.