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Workforce Strategy Information for Professionals working with Children's Services Departments

This is a knowledge repository for the dissemination of information relating to the dynamics of the children's social worker market.

Vricipedia will be periodically uploading information during 2023. This information, in the forma of videos, is intended to act as a series of progressive tutorials. Each tutorial will then be accompanied by increased infromation in written and audio format on this wiki.

Video updates are categorised by theme called chapters.

Available / Planned themes:

Chapter 1 - Introductions

Chapter 2. - Managed Agency Service Providers

Chapter 3 - Background and basics

  • 3.1 History of Agency Usage in Children's Services (to follow)
  • 3.2 Agency Workers and where to find them (to follow)
  • 3,3 Cost of Agency Staff (to follow)
  • 3.4 Managed Social Work Service Provider (Project Teams)
  • 3.5 Procurement and Frameworks (Project Teams)
  • (to follow)

Chapter 4 - Inflationary Pressures

  • 4.1 Blowing Up (Available)
  • 4.2 Use of Project Teams (to follow)
  • 4.3 Margins (to follow)
  • 4.4 Procurement (to follow)
  • 4.5 Agency (to follow)
  • 4.6 MoUs / MoCs (to follow)
  • 4.7 Off Contract Spend (to follow)
  • (to follow)

Chapter 5 - Lessons From Austerity 1.0

  • 5.1 Vacancy Management (to follow)
  • 5.2 Corporate Services Self - service (to follow)
  • (to follow)

Chapter 6 - Moving towards full staffing

  • 6.1 Structural opportunities (to follow)
  • 6.2 Procedural opportunities (to follow)
  • 6.3 Methodical opportunities (to follow)
  • 6.4 Retention (to follow)
  • 6.4.1 Retention - Introduction to Redzone (Available)
  • 6.5 Funded Initiatives (to follow)
  • 6.6 International / Overseas (to follow)
  • 6.7 Recruitment Fairs (to follow)

Chapter 7 - Tools

  • 7.1 Managed Agency Service Providers Comparison Chart (to follow)
  • 7.2 Recruitment Target Setting Tool (to follow)
  • 7.3 RedZone (to follow)
  • 7.4 Vacancy Triage Tool (to follow)
  • (to follow)

Chapter 8 - How to run a successful MoU

  • 8.1 History of MoU (to follow)
  • 8.2 Method (to follow)
  • 8.3 Launch (to follow)
  • 8.4 Policing (to follow)
  • 8.5 Engagement (to follow)
  • 8.6 Delivery (internal)
  • 8.7 Delivery (external)
  • 8.8 Delivery (tertiary)
  • 8.9 Unintended Consequences (to follow)
  • 8.10 Exemptions (to follow)
  • (to follow)

Chapter 9 - Data 2023


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