What area of children's social work do you work in?

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* 1. What area of children's social work do you work in?

Have you ever used written/partnership agreements?

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* 2. Have you ever used written/partnership agreements?

If yes, in what circumstances (tick all that apply)

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* 3. If yes, in what circumstances (tick all that apply)

What, in your view, is the goal of a written agreement?

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* 4. What, in your view, is the goal of a written agreement?

Do you routinely seek legal advice when preparing written agreements?

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* 5. Do you routinely seek legal advice when preparing written agreements?

When discussing written agreements with parents, do you routinely encourage them to seek legal advice?

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* 6. When discussing written agreements with parents, do you routinely encourage them to seek legal advice?

In your experience, have written agreements been successful?

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* 7. In your experience, have written agreements been successful?

If yes, please explain why

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* 8. If yes, please explain why

If no, please explain why

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* 9. If no, please explain why

If both, please explain

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* 10. If both, please explain

In your experience, do written agreements encourage parents to work with children's services to address issues identified in the care of their children?

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* 11. In your experience, do written agreements encourage parents to work with children's services to address issues identified in the care of their children?

A recent serious case review said written agreements were used to protect the agency and reassure social workers rather than actively protect and support a family. Do you agree with this?

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* 12. A recent serious case review said written agreements were used to protect the agency and reassure social workers rather than actively protect and support a family. Do you agree with this?

If yes, please explain why

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* 13. If yes, please explain why

If no, please explain why

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* 14. If no, please explain why

Have you been involved in any cases where a child has suffered serious harm despite a written agreement being in place?

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* 15. Have you been involved in any cases where a child has suffered serious harm despite a written agreement being in place?

If yes, please give details

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* 16. If yes, please give details

Would you be willing to be contacted by Community Care to possibly discuss your answers to this survey in more detail for an article?

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* 17. Would you be willing to be contacted by Community Care to possibly discuss your answers to this survey in more detail for an article?

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