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Towards More Independent Lives for People with Disabilities: Reflections from social services across Europe

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of practice for senior social services professionals providing care for people with disabilities.

Investing in Later Life: A toolkit for social services providing care for older people

This toolkit provides recommendations and examples of innovative practice for senior professionals working in social services providing care for older people.

The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on Local Public Social Services in Europe

This report reviews the impact of the refugee crisis on local public social services in Europe and what support public social services have received from the state and community.

Ending Violence in Childhood

A total of 75% of the world's children have experienced some form of violence. This report makes recommendations for addressing the issue through local action to promote child rights and prevent violence.

Investing in the Social Service Workforce

Findings of a study on how local public social services are planning, managing and training the social services workforce.

Time, Institutional Support, and Quality of Decision Making in Child Protection: A Cross-Country Analysis

This paper examines perceptions of time and institutional support for decision making and staff confidence in the ultimate decisions made within four countries. The study identifies a high degree of work pressure across all the countries, lines of predominantly vertical institutional support and...

Standards in Social Work Practice Meeting Human Rights

The IFSW has developed this document to help social workers understand what is required to promote human rights within the European Region.

Family Support and Alternative Care The Baltic Sea States Regional Report

In preparation for the Expert Meeting on Alternative Care and Family Support in the Baltic Sea Region - held in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2015 - the Children’s Unit in cooperation with the Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk conducted a mapping of family support and alternative care...

From a Whisper to a Shout: A Call to End Violence Against Children in Alternative Care

This report is structured into seven chapters, which take us on a path towards greater understanding of the challenges inherent in protecting children in alternative care from violence. It combines a comprehensive review on violence against children in alternative care with an analysis of...