Child and family social work in the context of COVID-19: current practice issues and innovations: Research Briefing

Laura Cook, Danny Zschomler

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On the 23rd of March 2020, the government announced a period of lockdown in response to the COVID-19
pandemic. This marked the beginning of rapid change for Children’s Services. Following the introduction of
social distancing measures, social workers needed to move quickly to reconfigure the support provided to
children, young people, families and carers. This briefing paper outlines the findings from a research
study investigating how social workers have responded to the challenges of social distancing in
their work with families. It identifies the possibilities, risks and future implications of ‘virtual’ social work
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNorwich
PublisherCentre for Research on the Child and Family (CRCF)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2020

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