The stakes are high when working to protect vulnerable children. It is essential to ensure the best teams are in place to meet any challenge. So, it makes sense to apply psychology to assessing and enabling Social Workers and associated child protection specialists.
Here we share the approach used by Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, which goes beyond typical assessment. Psychologists developed simulations, using ‘virtual reality’ and ‘breaking the fourth wall,’ to truly engage candidates in a relevant and valid assessment experience