Funded by the Department for Education, the National Children's Bureau (NCB) has developed a resource, available for free download, to support local authorities working to narrow the gap between the outcomes of looked after children and their peers.
Serious case reviews have repeatedly highlighted failures by social workers to effectively engage fathers or identify men who pose a risk to children. Judy Cooper investigates why men are being overlooked and how professionals can address this.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guide 50 was published: May 2013. Review date is May 2016. This guide provides information about how to achieve good supervision within an organisational culture that values both the people who work there and the people it offers services to.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) Guide 49 published in May 2013. Review date is May 2016
This guide is about enabling people who want to die at home to do so and improving the quality of care they receive. In the context of this guide, ‘home’ means the place where a person usually lives. This includes ‘extra care’, sheltered housing accommodation and tenancy-based accommodation such as supported living, but not care homes. The guide is aimed at practitioners and managers supporting people with end of life care needs across the health, social care and housing sectors.
A national project looking at the role of advocacy for older people in the personalisation process: aimed at evidencing the positive impact that advocacy can have.
Guidance on responding to allegations against foster or kinship carers that reflects the National Guidance and covers situations where the concerns relate to situations where significant harm means that a child protection response is required, as well as situations where the concerns are about the general well being of the child but where no significant harm has been identified.
Video resources of Social Work Education Participation (SWEP), which promotes best practice for social work education.
The purpose of this report is to offer practical help to develop more inclusive involvement for the future so that everyone who wants to be involved has equal opportunity to do so.
This report examines why some groups tend to be left out of schemes designed to promote greater user, or public/patient, involvement in public services. It explores who to ensure that all those who use long-term health and social care services could have a more equal chance of having a say and involvement in their lives and society.
A Danish-based cross-ministerial innovation unit which involves citizens and businesses in developing new solutions for the public sector. It is also a neutral zone for inspiring creativity, innovation and collaboration.