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Provide an ongoing SBC consultation and training service to be delivered by principal social work staff and appropriately accredited trainers in SBC who remain within the agency.

Response to recommendation: 

The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.

Principal social workers in the Department for Child Protection are currently responsible for implementation of the SBC practice model and providing a consultation service to staff where required. Training is delivered by appropriately accredited trainers in the learning and development unit.

The refreshed learning and development unit, DCP in response to recommendation 24 has been tasked with reviewing the training needs of staff across DCP.

Progress update: 

Building on the success of the pilot programs, Solution Based Casework (SBC) consultation and training services are being delivered in regional offices by accredited SBC trainers with the support of Principal Social Workers. 

There is an ongoing commitment to delivery of these programs.

Work is currently underway to ensure the SBC and the Structured Decision Making tool are aligned to simplify case management processes.  

Lead agency: 
Department for Child Protection (DCP)

Accepted - Phase 1

Reform theme: 
Governance, oversight and accountability
Updated date: 

December 2017