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dc.contributor.advisorDaniel, Brigid-
dc.contributor.advisorBrownlie, Julie-
dc.contributor.authorWhincup, Helen-
dc.description.abstractThere is renewed interest in the role that direct work and relationship-based practice does, should, or could play, in social work practice with children and young people. This study used a qualitative approach to explore day-to-day direct work with children and young people who are ‘looked after’ at home, from the perspectives of children, social workers and those supervising practice. The thesis explores the meanings ascribed to direct work, and identifies factors which enable direct work, and those which act as barriers. The research was undertaken in Scotland, and although the legislation, policy, and guidance underpinning practice differ from other jurisdictions, the messages to emerge are relevant across the UK and beyond. The study found that despite the existence of barriers, direct work which is characterised as meaningful by children, young people and professionals does happen; and that the relationships formed between children and social workers are both a precursor to and an outcome of direct work. A core theme is that although individual relationships are central, the everyday encounters between children and their social workers need to be understood and situated within the personal, professional and structural contexts in which they take place.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Stirlingen_GB
dc.subjectDirect work with children and young peopleen_GB
dc.subjectRelationship- based practiceen_GB
dc.subjectChildren and young people looked after at homeen_GB
dc.subjectQualitative studyen_GB
dc.subject.lcshHome care services Managementen_GB
dc.subject.lcshInterpersonal relationsen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSocial work with childrenen_GB
dc.subject.lcshSocial work with youthen_GB
dc.titleDirect work and Home Supervision Requirements: A Qualitative Study exploring experiences of direct work from the perspectives of children, young people, and social workersen_GB
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_GB
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophyen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonI intend to write articles for publication from my thesisen_GB
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