January 1, 2020 Research and Evidence How relationship-based and reflective are you as a middle leader? PublicationBy Research in Practice Download The concept of relationship-based practice is widely used in social work. It can, however, be challenging at times to translate concepts (such as relationship-based practice) into practice. This tool, developed by Professor Gillian Ruch prompts you to think about what the core principles of relationship-based practice are. You can watch a short film outlining the key principles of relationship-based practice on the ‘Building relationships with children and families’ page in the ‘Resources and Tools for Practice Supervisors’ section of the website.