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By Steve Walker, Hedy Cleaver, Al Aynsley-Green

Drawing on in-depth interviews with social staff and their managers, and households and adolescents themselves, the authors of this significant publication convey how the foundations embodied within the review Framework were utilized to social paintings perform. Revisiting the foundations defined within the legislative context and the review Framework, they express how the focal point on overview has affected the paintings with youngsters, and the studies of youngsters and households themselves. The authors establish quite a number concerns that impression the implementation of the evaluation Framework, together with the main parts the place aid and coaching are wanted. They evaluation social employees' and different pros' appraisal of ways the overview Framework impacts person perform and inter-agency collaboration, in addition to exploring how chuffed teenagers and their mom and dad are with the tests they're concerned with. ultimately, they research the price to social providers of venture a center evaluate. Emphasising the significance of a joined-up baby care carrier, the authors' findings were taken under consideration within the improvement of the built-in kid's process. This publication might be learn by means of all these execs who're operating to advertise the welfare and overall healthiness of youngsters.

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Senior managers 2. first-line managers 3. trainers 4. practitioners. SENIOR MANAGERS Senior managers are able to commit the financial and staffing resources necessary to see through change. Moreover, the involvement of senior managers emphasises the importance of the new policy to staff at all levels of the organisation and to colleagues in other agencies. Senior managers, directors or assistant directors were involved in the implementation of the Assessment Framework in 21 of the 24 councils. 48 / ASSESSING CHILDREN’S NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES FIRST-LINE MANAGERS First-line managers are crucial in achieving and maintaining changes in practice.

Hall and her colleagues (1975) suggest that an increase in the level of change from Reform to Development is significant; the greater the level of change required to implement a policy the less likely it is that it will be successfully implemented. Therefore, implementing the Assessment Framework presented councils with a considerable challenge. In some respects there were more resources available to support the implementation of the Assessment Framework than there had been for much previous new government policy.

Moreover, the involvement of senior managers emphasises the importance of the new policy to staff at all levels of the organisation and to colleagues in other agencies. Senior managers, directors or assistant directors were involved in the implementation of the Assessment Framework in 21 of the 24 councils. 48 / ASSESSING CHILDREN’S NEEDS AND CIRCUMSTANCES FIRST-LINE MANAGERS First-line managers are crucial in achieving and maintaining changes in practice. They are the link between the objectives of the organisation and outcomes in practice.

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