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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: 

An ongoing training delivery model for staff led by Principal Social Workers has been developed and Solution Based Casework (SBC) training continues to be delivered. In order to ensure quality usage of SBC in practice, a plan for the ongoing leadership of SBC has been established.

A Manual of Practice is being developed to align with the Children and Young People Safety Act 2017.

The Manual of Practice will provide centralised access to policies, procedures, processes and tools to guide practitioners and embed best practice approaches to child protection.

Lead agency: 
Department for Child Protection (DCP)

Accepted - Phase 1

Reform theme: 
Governance, oversight and accountability
Updated date: 

June 2018