My name is Oliver Dorrell, I’m a social worker in the Child Protection Team and the Champion for Research in Practice (RIP). As well as working in Knowsley’s Child Protection Team, I worked for other Child Protection teams in the North West as a Social Worker and Community Support Worker. Before my social work career, I worked in children’s homes and secure units around the UK.
My experience in these roles has made me recognise and value the appropriate use of research and informed practice guidance. This is why I am passionate about making the RIP resource as easy, usable and accessible as possible.
My role is to promote the RIP resource – pulling together the number of resources that RIP offer. These resources include lots of training, webinars, online resources and physical resources.
As the life of a social work professional can be incredibly busy, I think the best way to do this is to wrap everything up into a blog within topics and themes such as Contextual Safeguarding, domestic abuse and much more.
I’ll be doing this on a monthly basis so I hope you will find it useful – please get in touch with your thoughts and requests, I want to hear from you!