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2010

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Giving

Although the above talk made by Jessica Jackley is not strictly speaking, about child protection, I believe it speaks volume about practice. I was going to write a little about practice frameworks today, and about how our framework influences and informs the way we view our work; the sadness, suffering and the sorts of problems and issues we confront every day, as part of child protection...

Strut Your Stuff!

Dear Child Protection Professionals,If you are reading this post, you have found PeakCare’s professional practice blog. Well done!We know how committed and keen our sector is to undertake and promote best practice through ongoing professional development. We also know how difficult it can be to get out of the office or away from your desk. Enter this blog as a creative PeakCare solut...

Whole Hearted Child Protection Work

I’ve been writing lately about vulnerability, sticking withthe discomfort of the feeling, and using it to guide more authentic and connected living. It occurs to me, that the capacity to sit with vulnerability and to have the courage to explore it, is foundational to reflective practice and in turn to healthy child protection work. Yet vulnerability is not encouraged or easily incorp...

Reclaiming Professional Supervision for High Performance

‘I hear and I forget’ ‘I see and I remember’ ‘I do and I understand’~ ConfuciusProfessional supervision is one of the most fundamental elements to improve professional standards, practice and performance in the workplace. It is essential for measuring sound decision-making, service delivery outcomes, ensuring evidence-based practice and staff ar...

Imposter Syndrome

There’s always that feeling of “Oh, God! One day they’ll find out that I really have no idea what I’m doing.” Samantha Mathis [Seventeen, June 1992] Some years back, I found myself in the uncomfortable position of sitting at my desk at work and realizing I felt frozen, unable to make the decision I was expected to make. The stakes were high; would I recommend the...

Exercising Mastery in Assertive Interactions: How assertive are you?

Ever heard yourself saying; “I wish I could have said more” or “Why didn’t I say that?” or “Why can’t they just listen to me?” or “I just want to run away and pretend it never happened.”Yes? Then chances are you were not as assertive as you could have been at the time in that particular situation.We often choose not to be assertive...