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Dame Christine Lenehan was asked by the Department of Health to take a strategic overview and recommend what practical action can be taken to co-ordinate care, support and treatment for children and young people with complex needs (and behaviour that challenges) involving mental health problems and learning disabilities and/or autism.…
Skills for Care’s latest briefing, Pay In The Adult Social Care Sector, uses intelligence from its NMDS-SC workforce model to focus on the impact of the National Living Wage on care providers. The report provides an early insight into the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) - which came…
The Department of Health published a statistical bulletin summarising information on care leavers in the north of Ireland who left care during the year ending 31 March 2016. Care Leavers Aged 16–18 some two thirds (67%) of care leavers aged 16-18 had GCSEs or other qualifications. The proportion of care…
A rapid mixed methods evidence review of current provision and key principles for commissioning. Public Health England (PHE) commissioned The Children’s Society to undertake scoping research in early 2016, to understand some of the opportunities and challenges currently facing those now responsible for commissioning and delivering young people’s specialist substance…
The Care Council for Wales’s annual report on its regulatory work is now available on the website. Raising Standards in Social Care: A Report on the Professional Regulatory Work of the Care Council for Wales 2015-16 provides an overview of the trends from the Register of Social Care Workers, as…
The House of Care (HoC) Programme in Scotland has published a learning report that captures stories from people living with long term conditions and staff from across Scotland who have been involved in collaborative care and support planning conversations, and in wider person centred approaches. This learning report shares stories…
The Department for Education (DE) are seeking views on proposed changes to the fees and frequency of inspections regulations. Specifcally the DE are seeking views on the following proposed changes to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations…
This guideline covers the planning and management of end of life and palliative care in for infants, children and young people (aged 0–17 years) with life-limiting conditions. It aims to involve children, young people and their families in decisions about their care, and improve the support that is available to…
Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, has issued a written statement on the Welsh Government's consultation on improving the recruitment and retention of domiciliary care workers in Wales. "In September 2015, the Welsh Government commissioned important primary and secondary research from Manchester Metropolitan University on the relationship…
NHS Digital has today published initial provisional figures from a new interim data collection which captures details on mental health patients being admitted to a unit that does not form part of their usual local network of services. Readers are advised to treat with caution the limited findings of this…
The Care Inspectorate has published early learning and childcare statistics for Scotland, showing how early learning and childcare is available for children and families across the country. The new figures show how, where and to whom early learning and childcare is provided. The publication looks at children attending childminders operating…
Research in Practice and their partners are interested to understand how councils are trying to enable closer and more fluid working between adult safeguarding and children’s safeguarding. Colleagues are in particular keen to hear how young adults who have been previously known to Children’s Services are being worked with. These…
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