1.6 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Digital technology is an increasingly prominent feature of health care delivery; however, social care has remained less digitized than other systems . As an allied health profession, child and family social care practice is aimed at supporting the welfare and safety of vulnerable children and families. Similar to many other health professionals, social care practitioners develop an understanding of clients’ needs and provide support through the development of interpersonal relationships . Traditionally, this involves physical proximity and face-to-face interaction, often in the context of the home environment . Digital technologies, however, have crept into the delivery of social care interventions and are increasingly being used to deliver programs and support to children and families [4,5].
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This study was funded by Rethink Ireland Social Innovation Fund
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