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Recommendation: 

Conduct a formal review of Solution Based Casework™ (SBC) to critically examine whether the model is being used with fidelity to the original model in practice.

Response to recommendation: 

The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.

The Department for Child Protection commenced an SBC evaluation project on 28 September 2016. A key component of the project is to evaluate whether the model is being used with fidelity to the original model in practice.

The evaluation will involve consultation with practitioners, supervisors, managers and staff from the Quality and Practice Directorate to identify ways SBC has improved practice and better understand the challenges that may result in the model not being appropriately applied.

Findings of the evaluation project will be discussed with the model developer as part of the ongoing adaption of the model for use in South Australia.

Progress update: 

Conduct a formal review of the Solution Based Casework (SBC) model has been undertaken and identified use of the model is irregular and inconsistent. 

The review makes a series of recommendations with a focus on achieving a consistent practice approach within the Department for Child Protection, based on the principles of SBC. 

Lead agency: 
Department for Child Protection (DCP)
Status: 

Accepted - Phase 1

Reform theme: 
Out of home care