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From snapshots of practice to a movie: Researching long-term social work and child protection by getting as close as possible to practice and organisational life (2019)
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Ferguson, H., Leigh, J., Beddoe, L., Singh Crooner, T., Disney, T., Warwick, L., & Plumridge, G. (2019). From snapshots of practice to a movie: Researching long-term social work and child protection by getting as close as possible to practice and organisational life. British Journal of Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz119

Research into social work and child protection has begun to observe practice to find out what social workers actually do, however no such ethnographic research has been done into long-term practice. This paper outlines and analyses the methods used i... Read More about From snapshots of practice to a movie: Researching long-term social work and child protection by getting as close as possible to practice and organisational life.

“Isn't it funny the children that are further away we don't think about as much?”: using GPS to explore the mobilities and geographies of social work and child protection practice (2019)
Journal Article
Disney, T., Warwick, L., Ferguson, H., Leigh, J., Cooner, T. S., Beddoe, L., …Osborne, T. (2019). “Isn't it funny the children that are further away we don't think about as much?”: using GPS to explore the mobilities and geographies of social work and child protection practice. Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 39-49. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.02.029

Social work is an inherently mobile and spatial profession; child protection social workers travel to meet families in diverse contexts, such as families' homes, schools, court and many more. However, rising bureaucracy, managerialism and workloads a... Read More about “Isn't it funny the children that are further away we don't think about as much?”: using GPS to explore the mobilities and geographies of social work and child protection practice.