In this blog Nick explores why practitioners require support if they are to support young people effectively.
“I have wanted to write a blog about this topic for a while. As both a social worker and researcher, I have been struck over recent years how much we care and advocate for the children and families we work with, but how inconsistent and ad hoc the care is we afford ourselves, each other and our multi-agency colleagues.
This isn’t to say that there isn’t a well-replenished cake and biscuit cupboard or table in every team room, or that the team group-text isn’t filled with enough support and encouragement to get you through to Friday. However, as our roles become increasingly complex and resources continue to diminish, we have to ask the question, if this is really enough?..”