Relational Organisation

To create a culture that prioritises relationships, you need to look at the whole organisation.

Using technology to your advantage when building relationships

What do IT systems and relationships have in common? Both usually run in the background and are easily taken for granted. Perhaps surprisingly, IT systems can have a big influence on the quality of relationships and relational practice in general.

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How physical spaces shape relationships

Physical spaces can mirror, amplify, and direct our emotions. So, creating a relational space on the outside can positively affect the relationships we build in that space.

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How to time an introduction and referral

First introductions matter. It matters when, how and where they happen. Many young people speak about transitions are often the most difficult times. In this Guide we explore how transitions can be done from the lens of relational practice.

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Creating a recruitment process that promotes relationships

Relationships do not just depend on one person, but rather on a network of people and the culture of an organisation. Sometimes one person who simple ‘doesn’t get it’ can put barriers in the way for an entire team to become less relational. So, it’s easy to see why recruiting the right people is so important to create and maintain a relational organisation.

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Setting the values of your organisation and why it matters

Organisational values influence the working culture. They can inspire workers to follow the organisation's mission. However, for them to have an impact they need to be developed with staff and young people.

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Even the best can be better – how to create relational training for staff

It is important to keep learning and growing. Recognise your staff’s value and expertise by developing internal training and discussion sessions. Enable staff to learn and train more. Training should not be a tick-box exercise but a place for growth and reflection.

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Building Relationships

How to be a relational foster carer

Looking for ways to be more relational as a foster carer? Here you will find some information on how to create relational foster care.

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Foster Care

Keeping staff – why relationships do not work without retention

Consistency is key to relationships. It is more than stressful for young people to have to a changing system of support around them. Retention of staff is therefore key for good relational practice.

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Why housing and relationships cannot be separated

Housing and relationships are connected in many ways. Understanding that link can help you provide better support to young people living in different settings.

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Homes And Housing

Supported staff, support others – how to improve the structures in your organisation

Only those that feel supported can support others. Here we will explore what support can feel and look like.

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Building Relationships

The role of supervision in a relational organisation

As is often said, hurt people hurt people – it is even more important to consider the flipside: supported people support people. Working with young people and caring for them can be a demanding role, especially in under-resourced and stressful environments. A truly relational organisation also invests in the relationships between managers and staff, creating a positive environment for everyone.

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Creating a relational performance management system

When you know your goal you do whatever you need to do to reach it. But what if you defined the goal in the wrong way? In this Guide we explore how the goal affects your actions and how you can make sure that you are measuring your success in the right way. Are you meeting an outcome or are you filling a need?

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How shifts and work patterns influence the relationships with young people

One of the first things you learn when you start your job is when you need to arrive and when you need to leave. Have you ever considered that the pattern of your work affects the relationships you are building?

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An introduction to relational policies and procedures

We cannot write the perfect policies. However, we can make recommendations of the principles that policies should follow. Principles are the guidelines organisations should stick to.

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Supporting young people with care experience in their job

Getting a job is a major achievement for a young person, let’s make sure they succeed in it. Here you will find information on some ways you can support young people with care experience in their job.

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Work And Employment
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