Reports & Resources http://careappointments.co.uk Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:37:38 +0000 en-gb Resources: Pilotlight self-directed support project completes (Scotland) http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41537-resources-pilotlight-self-directed-support-project-completes-scotland http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41537-resources-pilotlight-self-directed-support-project-completes-scotland Resources: Pilotlight self-directed support project completes (Scotland)
Pilotlight was a five year programme funded by the Scottish Government, and developed by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss), as part of the implementation of self-directed support. Pilotlight has co-designed seven pathways to self-directed support focusing on mental health, risk, self-employment, young people in transition,…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:19:53 +0000
Report: Six Steps to Managing Demand in Adult Social Care - A performance management approach http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41536-report-six-steps-to-managing-demand-in-adult-social-care-a-performance-management-approach http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41536-report-six-steps-to-managing-demand-in-adult-social-care-a-performance-management-approach Report: Six Steps to Managing Demand in Adult Social Care - A performance management approach
A new report from the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University highlights how taking a performance management approach can help Councils deliver outcomes and better manage demand in adult social care. The paper, co-authored by Visiting Professor John Bolton (pictured) and IPC Assistant Director Philip Provenzano, provides…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:42 +0000
Report: Evaluation of children's social care innovations in Hampshire & Isle of Wight http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41533-report-evaluation-of-children-s-social-care-innovations-in-hampshire-isle-of-wight http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41533-report-evaluation-of-children-s-social-care-innovations-in-hampshire-isle-of-wight Report: Evaluation of children's social care innovations in Hampshire & Isle of Wight
The Department for Education has published the Institute of Public Care’s evaluation of a range of innovations in Children’s Social Care in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight trialled during 2015-16. These innovations include: Multi-disciplinary teams working with families with ‘toxic trio’ issues Use of volunteers to work with young…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:00:31 +0000
Case Study: Planning for the future of older people accommodation in Powys http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41534-case-study-planning-for-the-future-of-older-people-accommodation-in-powys http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41534-case-study-planning-for-the-future-of-older-people-accommodation-in-powys Case Study: Planning for the future of older people accommodation in Powys
This case study highlights good practice in taking a wider system approach to planning for the future accommodation needs of an ageing population in Powys. It describes the approach taken by Powys and its partners to developing a comprehensive understanding of the current and future accommodation based needs of its…
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imacdonald@btopenworld.com (Super Admin) Reports & Resources Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:34:31 +0000
Guidance: Social work - Essential to integration - Department of Health http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41487-guidance-social-work-essential-to-integration-department-of-health http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41487-guidance-social-work-essential-to-integration-department-of-health Guidance: Social work - Essential to integration - Department of Health
The document should be used to support and inform local and regional health and social care integration initiatives. It explains: The critical contribution that social workers make to integrated services How social work is essential to the whole system The necessity of support to ensure integration succeeds in providing the…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:36:59 +0000
CQC publish regulatory fees for care providers from April 2017 http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41457-cqc-publish-regulatory-fees-for-care-providers-from-april-2017 http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41457-cqc-publish-regulatory-fees-for-care-providers-from-april-2017 CQC publish regulatory fees for care providers from April 2017
Following a public consultation last year, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has outlined the fees that providers of health and adult social care in England will be charged from April 2017 to recover the costs of their regulation. CQC’s regulatory functions are funded both by fees paid by providers and…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:38:37 +0000
Report: Child Protection Improvement Programme Report - Scotland http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41422-report-child-protection-improvement-programme-report-scotland http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41422-report-child-protection-improvement-programme-report-scotland Report: Child Protection Improvement Programme Report - Scotland
The Child Protection Improvement Programme was established in February 2016. There are nine interconnected work strands which are helping to deliver our child protection system vision (the Child Protection Systems Review; Neglect; Child Sexual Exploitation; Child Trafficking; Child Internet Safety; Children’s Hearings; Inspections; Leadership; and, Data and Evidence. Executive Summary…
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Reports & Resources Mon, 06 Mar 2017 10:03:26 +0000
Workshops: Skills for Care launch national 'Commissioning Now' programme http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41358-workshops-skills-for-care-launch-national-commissioning-now-programme http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41358-workshops-skills-for-care-launch-national-commissioning-now-programme Workshops: Skills for Care launch national 'Commissioning Now' programme
Following on from the successful regional bespoke 'Commissioning Now' programme, Skills for Care has today announced the launch of a national programme focused on supporting people in commissioning roles. The programme aims to help you develop knowledge and networks in commissioning for better outcomes and is designed for those people…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:16:21 +0000
Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41339-report-named-social-worker-pilot-scie-interim-report-launched http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41339-report-named-social-worker-pilot-scie-interim-report-launched Report: Named Social Worker Pilot – SCIE interim report launched
People with autism, learning disabilities and mental health issues – and their carers – often have to face the challenge of having a lack of continuity of social workers. It can be frustrating and it can lead to bad physical health. A new initiative – the Named Social Work pilot…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:38:36 +0000
Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41337-review-quality-of-life-and-care-for-older-people-in-residential-care-in-wales http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41337-review-quality-of-life-and-care-for-older-people-in-residential-care-in-wales Review: Quality of life and care for older people in residential care in Wales
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales, Sarah Rochira, is encouraging care sector contributions to a review of the quality of life and care for older people in residential and nursing home care. The commissioner has undertaken this review as a follow-up to the report entitled A Place To Call Home…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 17 Feb 2017 04:11:51 +0000
Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access) http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41335-guidance-child-sexual-exploitation-practice-tool-2017-open-access http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41335-guidance-child-sexual-exploitation-practice-tool-2017-open-access Guidance: Child sexual exploitation - Practice Tool (2017) (open access)
This work was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) and is the original text from which the summary document ‘Tackling child sexual exploitation: Advice for Professionals’ has been drawn. The document outlines the new civil definition of child sexual exploitation, developed by the Home Office and DfE, together with…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:55:34 +0000
Statistics: Dept for Education - Children's social work workforce 2016 - England http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41336-statistics-dept-for-education-children-s-social-work-workforce-2016-england http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41336-statistics-dept-for-education-children-s-social-work-workforce-2016-england Statistics: Dept for Education - Children's social work workforce 2016 - England
This experimental statistical first release provides national and local level information on the children and family social work workforce in English local authorities for the year ending 30 September 2016. This experimental statistical first release includes information on: number of children and family social workers number of agency workers working…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:01:38 +0000
Survey: Care at Home and Housing Support survey - Scottish Care http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41334-survey-care-at-home-and-housing-support-survey-scottish-care http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41334-survey-care-at-home-and-housing-support-survey-scottish-care Survey: Care at Home and Housing Support survey - Scottish Care
Scottish Care has launched a survey on the current status and challenges facing the Care at Home and Housing Support sector in Scotland. This is a major piece of work which will form the basis with other research for a Report on Care at Home and Housing Support services in…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:47:21 +0000
Guidance: Child sexual exploitation: definition and guide for practitioners (DH) http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41329-guidance-child-sexual-exploitation-definition-and-guide-for-practitioners-dh http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41329-guidance-child-sexual-exploitation-definition-and-guide-for-practitioners-dh Guidance: Child sexual exploitation: definition and guide for practitioners (DH)
Child sexual exploitation is a crime with devastating and long lasting consequences for its victims and their families. Childhoods and family life can be ruined and this is compounded when victims, or those at risk of abuse, do not receive appropriate, immediate and on-going support. The first response to children,…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:31:34 +0000
Resources: Materials to support health and social work in situations of coercive control http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41319-resources-materials-to-support-health-and-social-work-in-situations-of-coercive-control http://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/41319-resources-materials-to-support-health-and-social-work-in-situations-of-coercive-control Resources: Materials to support health and social work in situations of coercive control
New open access learning resources for social workers, safeguarding leads and health and social care practitioners, provide information and guidance on how to recognise and respond to coercive and controlling behaviour in intimate or family relationships. Five in-depth case studies describe situations of controlling and coercive behaviour with learning activities…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:16:21 +0000