good practice

Engaging with men in social care: a good practice guide

Sixteen page guide that offers strategies for engaging with men in, or attached to, families in which a child is at risk or may become so.

It has been developed from a two-year project (2011-2013) in the UK, led by the Fatherhood Institute in partnership with the Family Rights Group and funded by the Department for Education’s Voluntary and Community Sector Grant. 

The purpose of the project was to support local authority safeguarding services to engage more effectively with fathers and other men in families, in order to reduce risks to children.

Good and innovative practice in service delivery to vulnerable and disadvantaged families and children

Paper that is an overview of an analysis of the Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Client Access Strategies (Access Strategies) in Australia, a requirement of service providers funded by the Family Support Program (FSP).

Organisations were asked to document and implement the steps they would take to improve service accessibility and responsiveness for vulnerable and disadvantaged families, including Indigenous families.

Guidance on joint investigative interviewing of child witnesses in Scotland

Good practice guidance for police officers and social workers who are carrying out joint investigative interviews with child witnesses.

A life worth living

Report that starts by taking stock of what it is that people want as they get older. It reviews the patterns, the emerging policy and the implications for the personal and state pocket of an ageing population. At its heart this report examines how our society, young and old, can pursue a good life.

SCIE report 15: using digital media to access information and good practice for paid carers of older people: a feasibility study

This report describes a study commissioned by SCIE and jointly funded with the National Knowledge Service. It was carried out by the University of Brighton to explore the feasibility and the appropriateness of digital technologies to support the work of paid carers in residential care homes for older people. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in September 2006.

Good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers [SCIE guide 37]

The purpose of this guide is to support commissioners and providers of social care services to work effectively with refugees and asylum seekers. Guide published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in June 2010. Review date is June 2013.

How to sustain and replicate effective practice

Research, commissioned by The Local Government Group (LG Group), to examine how effective practice examples that have been through the Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO) validation process have been, or could be, replicated and sustained, with a view to informing guidelines for future practice.

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.

Implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people

Briefing that explores what personalisation means for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people. It looks at some of the main issues and examples of good practice.

You respond: promoting effective project participation by young people who have experienced violence - guide to good practice through training and development

Guide developed to provide training and learning materials to assist individuals and groups of staff within governmental and non-governmental organisations to develop good practices in relation to promoting the participation of young people who have experienced violence, and to assist members of these organisations in developing participatory projects to combat violence against children.