The South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership has been connecting academic researchers from The University of Sheffield with Advanced Practitioners from Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, bringing them together to improve the use of research in the way decisions are made in Children and Families social work.
Members of the social work research and teaching team in the Department for Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield have developed a short series of research reviews and practice resources based on their recent research and practice interests. Children’s social care staff at Rotherham Council also assisted in the development of these resources in two focus groups held in 2015. The resources aim to provide an accessible summary of key issues and developments about several topics within children’s social care accompanied by practitioner orientation activities, thinking points and messages. For more information please see. They include