Residential social work with children and young people accommodated within secure facilities is a complex and challenging task. First published in 1997, this induction manual was the first designed specifically for residential social workers in secure accommodation. It was written to prepare staff for effective care and to provide a guide to best practice.
The manual provides:
A structured and comprehensive programme for staff to follow
Exercises and activities to guide staff through the legal framework and major practice issues.
Informed by a national research project and piloted within secure facilities in the West Midlands, Securing Best Practice will be an invaluable resource for all residential staff working with children and young people. It will be particularly useful to practitioners, managers and training officers responsible for the induction, training and development of residential social work staff.