Promising findings from social work pilots

By Naomi Larsson | 19 August 2019

Devolving budgets to frontline workers to directly support families could reduce the likelihood of children going into care, pilots have found.

Interim results of the trials at three local authorities – Wigan MBC, Hillingdon LBC and Darlington Council - showed that social workers given decision-making control over budgets could help families in ways that would ‘otherwise not be possible’.

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