Children’s services pilot

The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is supporting six Local Authorities in England to pilot Schwartz Rounds in children’s services. Evaluation of the pilots will be conducted by researchers from Cardiff University and NESTA.

Following an open application process, the six pilot sites were announced in early April as:

  • Haringey Council

  • Liverpool City Council

  • Nottinghamshire County Council

  • Walsall Council

  • Warwickshire County Council

  • West Sussex County Council 

Each is receiving funding for 50% of the costs of participation in the pilots.

Our Head of Staff Experience Programmes, Julian Groves, wrote a blog explaining why we believe Schwartz Rounds could be effective for people working in social care. David Wilkins, of Cardiff University, who will be leading the evaluation of the pilots, wrote a blog to announce the pilots sites on the What Works Centre website.