Competing demands, competing solutions, differing constructions of recruitment and retention of frontline rural child protection staff

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Hodgkin, Suzanne. (2002). Competing demands, competing solutions, differing constructions of recruitment and retention of frontline rural child protection staff. Australian Social Work. 55(3), pp. 193-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/03124070208410975
AuthorsHodgkin, Suzanne
Abstract

This article reports on a study conducted in rural Victoria. It examines the problem of recruitment and retention of frontline staff in the Victorian Child Protection program. The article delineates those factors identified by managers and supervisors as influencing workers to enter, stay and leave the program. Managers and supervisors have collective responsibility for recruiting and retaining staff. It is for this reason that their viewpoints are considered crucial in responding to the problem. What this study found was that, while managers and supervisors recognise that the problem is complex, they differ in the emphasis placed on facets of the problem, thus their approaches to solving it. As solutions are contested the problem is exacerbated. The argument advanced is that any response should recognise the complexity of the problem and solutions be considered in a coordinated way.

Keywordschild protection; managers and supervisors; recruitment and retention lecturer; Rural Health and Human Services Unit ; La Trobe University; Albury-Wodonga
Year01 Jan 2002
JournalAustralian Social Work
Journal citation55 (3), pp. 193-203
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISSN1447-0748
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/03124070208410975
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03124070208410975
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Online01 Feb 2008
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Accepted01 Apr 2002
Deposited03 May 2024
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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