staff recruitment

Reforming social worker recruitment, training and retention

Report that aims to highlight ways in which the social work profession can be reformed in the face of significant challenges to effect improvement in the lives of the most vulnerable.

Vetting and disclosures: getting it right in practice

Report from the Child Protection All Party Parliamentary Group, which draws out the key messages from the evidence received, and sets out recommendations for government.

People management

Resource on SCIE website, which aims to support managers, practitioners and HR professionals to improve their people management policies and practice by encouraging the sharing of ideas, problems and good practice.

Social networks and Polish immigration to the UK

This working paper forms part of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Economics of Migration project. It looks at how Polish migrants have increasingly used social networks to find employment in the UK. Although this has allowed them to maintain high employment rates it brings a risk that migrants will be "locked in" to low-skilled jobs and less integrated into the wider economy and society. The integration policy agenda is currently focused on long term settlement but many migrants only come to the UK for a short period of time.

Recruitment and mental health : a report

Report addressing the issue of people with mental health problems who are out of work. It considers what employers and government could do to make it easier to recruit people with mental health problems.

Leading by example : making the NHS an exemplar employer of people with mental health problems

Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.

The Children's Hearings System: information for parents

This document provides a clear and concise overview of the Children's Hearings System including Children's Panels.

The guidance is aimed at parents, employers, children and families. Simple information is given about the process, those involved, training, and youth justice.

Scotland's children: Children (Scotland) Act 1995: the role of safeguarders in Scotland

This is a summary article setting out the key points of the main study with the same title to describe and evaluate the current use and operation of safeguarders in Scotland.

Domiciliary care: national minimum standards

Document setting out the national minimum standards expected of domiciliary care agencies in England to ensure good quality personal care and support for people while living in their own home in the community.

Service provision for children and young people with complex needs in a community setting from the perspectives of nursing and allied health professionals

Report of a study which examined the nature and provision of care by nurses and allied health professionals to children and young people with complex needs across Scotland.

Information was gathered from workforce development plans and a survey of practitioners to build up a picture of where children and young people receive care, the knowledge and skills required to provide that care and the challenges facing services.