safeguarding

SCIE guide 32: practice guidance on the involvement of independent mental capacity advocates (imcas) in safeguarding adults

This practice guidance concerning the involvement of Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs) in safeguarding adults is jointly published by the ADASS and SCIE. It replaces the Practice guidance criteria for the use of IMCAs in safeguarding adults published by ADASS in 2007. This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE guides are one-stop shops for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Guide published in November 2009.

Children's and families' services scie guide 24 : learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

This guide is one of a series published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). SCIE guides are one-stop shops for social care practitioners, presenting key findings, current legislation and examples of what is working well to guide and inform practice. Guide published in January 2009.

Safeguarding children statistics: the availability and comparability of data in the UK

Research briefing that presents findings from preliminary work to explore the current availability and comparability of safeguarding and child protection data in the UK.

Safeguarding in schools: best practice

Report that illustrates and evaluates the features of best practice in safeguarding, based on inspection evidence from the 19% of all maintained primary, secondary and special schools, residential special schools and pupil referral units inspected between September 2009 and July 2010 where safeguarding had been judged outstanding.

It also draws on a more detailed analysis and evaluation of safeguarding practice in a small sample of outstanding schools visited by Her Majesty’s Inspectors.

Protecting adults at risk: London multi-agency policy and procedures to safeguard adults from abuse (At a glance 44)

Policy and procedures to help: improve inter-agency working; avoid people falling between the gaps in services; reduce duplication of work; gain a better understanding of safeguarding across all agencies; and ensure alignment of language used across agencies.

Devon multi-agency safeguarding hub: case study report

Study that focuses on Devon's Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH), including: the rationale for setting up the MASH; how the MASH model works; the key challenges to establishing it; how transferable the MASH model is; and its impact.

Safeguarding children peer review programme: learning and recommendations

The Local Government Group commissioned The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales (NFER) to undertake an independent research study to draw out key messages and learning from the safeguarding children peer review programme. Telephone interviews were conducted with staff from five local authorities and their partners, as well as with a range of peers from the review teams of those local authorities. Interviews were carried out between August 2010 and February 2011.

Safeguarding and looked after children: national results for children's work practitioners survey 2010

Ofsted’s first annual survey of social work practitioners across local authorities in England. The social work practitioner survey was conducted at the same time as a survey for third sector organisations. This report only shows the results from the social work practitioner survey at a national level; a separate report is available showing national results from the third sector. The survey is based on 4,141 responses.

Safeguarding young people: responding to young people aged 11 to 17 who are maltreated

The purpose of the research is to explore access to, and initial responses of, services for young people with potential maltreatment issues in order to: inform future policy, inform practitioners in statutory and voluntary agencies, and inform future training of practitioners working with young people.

Systematic review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) with children and families

This systematic literature review of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) arises from the second Serious Case Review (SCR) of the death of Peter Connelly (Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board, 2009), in whose case SFBT was being partially used within children’s social care services.

The Peter Connelly SCR Overview Report included the recommendation to examine whether any models of practice had an influence on the way in which Peter’s case was managed.