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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A tailored curriculum and a skilled and self-reflective workforce are key to good practice in early years settings, reveals a new report published today by NatCen Social Research. The report from the Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) brings together the experiences of early years practitioners, who identified these…
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…
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