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Talking and Listening to Children

TLC logoThis is a four nation UK research project funded by the ESRC that explores how social workers communicate with children in their everyday practice and how social workers and children involved in these encounters experience and understand them.

The TLC materials are designed to support a range of professionals in the social work arena. Each phase has its own web page where materials can be viewed online or downloaded, along with other relevant materials and links for you to explore.

These materials are certainly not intended to be prescriptive. We've taken a visit with the child as our starting point, dividing the visit into four key stages: 

  1. Getting into the Mindset
  2. Creating the Space
  3. Communicating with a Purpose
  4. Making Good Endings

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Cardiff University, University of Sussex, Queen’s Belfast University, University of Edinburgh, University of Sussex
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Social Work Role
Child Care, Child Protection
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(Accessed on 08/10/17)
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Viv Cree
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