Alternative Views of Management

Approaches to management used in social care have been influenced by many years of management theory.  For years management studies have examined management practice to distil the principles and practise of good management. Identifying such principles and practises can help to enable managers to improve their management performance. Several different schools of thought have emerged [...]

Supervised Child Contact

Supervised child contact usually takes place when a child has or is likely to suffer harm. Supervised contact should ensure the safety of a child or children having contact; it also assists in building and sustaining positive relationships between a child and members of their non-resident family.   Potentially, supervised child contact can be intrusive, [...]

Managing Quality Outcomes in Health and Social Care Settings

Managing quality outcomes is an essential element of management competence. Measuring and assessing service quality in the social care sector presents some distinct challenges. However, indicators of service quality, including those of service impact on outcomes for children. Monitoring can mean ‘continuous or regularly repeated observations of important parts of service structure, process, output or [...]

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