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dc.contributor.authorAbbotts, D
dc.contributor.authorNorman, A
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-06T12:31:01Z
dc.date.issued2022-10-04
dc.identifier.issn1365-2206
dc.identifier.issn1365-2206
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/19677
dc.description.abstract

The current study aimed to explore the factors that influence how social workers make decisions and develop their decision-making skills in care proceedings, and to identify effective support and intervention to develop social worker decision-making skills. The study employed a mixed thematic approach across two phases of study: an initial inductive thematic analysis of responses to an online qualitative questionnaire and then a mixed thematic analysis of follow-up focus groups and interviews with social workers working in various social work roles within England and Northern Ireland. The findings identified a number of themes that help to understand the decision-making skills of social workers; thorough assessment skills, relationship-based anti-oppressive practice, being mindful of the lived experience of the child and using critical reflection to make complex decisions. Wider structural factors that support or hinder decision-making, particularly in respect of organizational support and management supervision were also identified. Social workers can be supported to develop decision-making skills through additional training, reflective learning and management support to develop their practice wisdom within this field.

dc.format.extent469-480
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectcare proceedings
dc.subjectchild protection
dc.subjectdecision-making
dc.subjectpractice development
dc.subjectpractice wisdom
dc.subjectsocial work
dc.titleSocial worker decision-making in court
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
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plymouth.issue2
plymouth.volume28
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12977
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalChild & Family Social Work
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cfs.12977
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Psychology
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA04 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)/Behaviour
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-09-15
dc.rights.embargodate2022-10-11
dc.identifier.eissn1365-2206
dc.rights.embargoperiodNot known
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/cfs.12977
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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