This chapter discusses and reviews the procedural approach to looked-after children and the Quality Protects agenda based around national standards and performance, and considers whether, in the name of efficiency, consistency and standards we have moved too far from caring and relationships. It considers what young people say about their social workers and other carers and the implications for effective practice. It questions whether managerialist interventions have deskilled social workers from effective communication with service users, and the effects of ‘professionalisation’ on service delivery.
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