Social work charity Frontline and the Centre for Public Impact have published a blueprint outlining a new model for children’s social care based on the Buurtzorg approach to district nursing in the Netherlands. Benefits of the proposed model include: a.60% increase in the face-to-face time social workers spend with children and families due to reductions in travel time and administrative burdens; a.20% reduction in the average caseloads due to increased numbers of practising social workers in each local authority; and better continuity of the child and social worker relationship, enabling more timely support and improved interventions.

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