We are one of 10 UK authorities as a partner in the DFE Innovation Programme to have fully embraced the Signs of Safety approach to safeguarding children.
“How we are changing the system: you can’t grow roses in concrete”
Professor Eileen Munro
The Signs of Safety innovation programme has been developed by Munro, Turnell and Murphy allowing Wokingham Borough Council to rethink approaches to social work practice and developing a unique service provision through our Practice Framework model.
Professor Munro has played a leading and involved role in the development of Wokingham’s Innovation Programme.
The programme looks to authorities and social workers to transform processes, reporting structures and systems so that social workers can work more intensively with families, looking for evidence of outcomes and impact rather than a focus on processes.
It also places a major focus on risk and developing a strengths-based approach that effectively identifies and manages risk, this is essential in sensitive child protection cases.
We have also developed our Practice Framework to include a Signs of Permanency model as well as integrating restorative practice techniques to the core of all aspects of our service.
We believe that we are on the cusp of changing the face of social work.
Joining us at this exciting time offers you an excellent opportunity to drive this project forward and actually do what you first joined the profession to do.
You will also get the freedom to adapt care to the individual situation enabling you to operate professionally with greater control over your practice.