The purpose of this guide is to offer quick and easy access to information that will aid the implementation of the 2004 Act alongside previous related legislation. The guide explores a number of areas and you will see these listed on the left hand menu. For each topic area the guide includes: key research and policy findings; ideas from practice; links to further information. It also includes related areas of practice not specific to the Act that are useful to its implementation.
The neglect of adolescents involves many aspects of their lives – for example, what happens within their families, particularly as they become young adults; their health and wellbeing; or their education. This means that working with young people who have been neglected inevitably involves more than one agency and the expertise of their staff. There is a need for both agencies and practitioners to work together.
This guide has been written to provide advice on the best and most effective methods of consulting with carers. It is aimed at those who provide, plan or commission services for either carers or the people they care for. It can also be used by carers, as a checklist on what to look out for and what to ask for when service providers are consulting with them.
Report describing the obstacles to court diversion schemes for offenders with mental health problems in England and Wales and arguing that early and more structured interventions by the health care and justice systems would improve care and reduce the cost of crime. It identifies examples of good practice in this area in England and Wales and points to the potential of a new model in mental health courts.
Document setting out agreed codes of practice for social service workers and employers of social service workers and detailing the standards of conduct and practice within which they should work.
Publication containing examples of innovative working practice where children's services are integrated with health and arranging them into a series of case studies. It is intended to support all those involved in the planning, commissioning and delivery of services through Sure Start Children's Centres.
Guide containing information and advice to enable local agencies to help people with learning disabilities and their carers become involved in community planning more fully.
Paper arguing that the management structure and culture of the NHS in England often acts as an impediment to innovation and the introduction of new ideas which may benefit patients and offering suggestions as to how this situation can be improved.
This report draws on the learning from six councils and shows how they have begun to change their approach to contracting, service development and provider relationships to be more compatible with the aims of personalisation and personal budgets. It provides a summary of the main components of the contractual models identified (personal budgets, service personalisation and outcomes focused framework contracts), a framework for understanding the relationship between them and a brief account of the key messages from the case studies.
Report providing examples of case studies of organisations which have adopted employee health and welfare programmes in order to encourage other employers to adopt similar programmes to safeguard their employees health and wellbeing.