Reports & Resources https://careappointments.co.uk Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:45:28 +0000 en-gb Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43145-report-early-learning-and-childcare-skills-investment-plan-scotland https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43145-report-early-learning-and-childcare-skills-investment-plan-scotland Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland)
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has highlighted a need for the nation’s Early Learning and Childcare sector to attract a more diverse workforce to create an additional 11,000 jobs by 2020 to meet expected demand. SDS has worked with partners to create new national Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:02:42 +0000
Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption – Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43143-report-the-role-of-the-social-worker-in-adoption-ethics-and-human-rights-an-enquiry https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43143-report-the-role-of-the-social-worker-in-adoption-ethics-and-human-rights-an-enquiry Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption –  Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry
Adoption has been a particularly politicised and contentious area of public policy in recent years in the UK, perhaps most particularly in England. Political and ideological perspectives on adoption drive legal frameworks, policy, the culture of practice and the use of resources. It was against this backdrop that BASW commissioned…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:58 +0000
Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43024-consultation-health-education-england-launches-plan-to-future-proof-nhs-and-care-workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43024-consultation-health-education-england-launches-plan-to-future-proof-nhs-and-care-workforce Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce
The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff, a report on the future of the health and care workforce has concluded. Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 is…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:52:14 +0000
Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43005-report-scottish-social-services-council-annual-report-2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43005-report-scottish-social-services-council-annual-report-2016-2017 Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017
The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Codes of Practice and moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation were two major achievements in 2016-17. The Codes hadn’t been updated since they…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:59:52 +0000
Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42957-guidance-supporting-people-who-need-care-and-support-to-have-meaningful-relationships https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42957-guidance-supporting-people-who-need-care-and-support-to-have-meaningful-relationships Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships
Everyone has the right to have personal relationships, including people with learning disabilities. It’s vital that adult social care workers have the right values, skills and knowledge to support people with personal relationships – and training is a vital part of this. New guidance, from Skills For Care, aims to…
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Reports & Resources Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:38:29 +0000
Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42890-report-what-the-public-think-about-scottish-social-services-and-why https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42890-report-what-the-public-think-about-scottish-social-services-and-why Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why
Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been published. The research was authored by Dr Trish McCulloch (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen Webb (Glasgow Caledonian University) and David Clark. Overall, the research findings suggest a good…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:50:54 +0000
Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42891-report-fragile-foundations-exploring-the-mental-health-of-the-social-care-workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42891-report-fragile-foundations-exploring-the-mental-health-of-the-social-care-workforce Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce
Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile Foundations: Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce and the People They Support’, was launched by Dr Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care CEO, in front…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:05:48 +0000
Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42872-report-children-s-social-care-innovation-programme-final-evaluation-report-de https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42872-report-children-s-social-care-innovation-programme-final-evaluation-report-de Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE)
This report provides an overview of the evaluation of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme in England 2014 to 2016. The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme aimed to: increase the quality of services so that children who need help from the social care system have better life chances help local…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:42:56 +0000
Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42868-resources-social-care-employers-urged-to-recruit-more-men-to-offset-recruitment-challenges https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42868-resources-social-care-employers-urged-to-recruit-more-men-to-offset-recruitment-challenges Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges
Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more men are accessing care services, adult social care employers need to recruit a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people they support. Research by Business in…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:10:44 +0000
Report: Scottish Social Services Council - Workforce Skills Report 2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42752-report-scottish-social-services-council-workforce-skills-report-2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42752-report-scottish-social-services-council-workforce-skills-report-2016-2017 Report: Scottish Social Services Council - Workforce Skills Report 2016-2017
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published a new report which explores the high level of skills social service workers possess and looks at what skills and developments will they need in the future. The 'Workforce Skills Report 2016-2017' highlights that people working in social services in Scotland are…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:23:15 +0100
Guidance: Speaking Publicly on Self-harm, Suicide & Mental Health issues (Northern Ireland) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42697-guidance-speaking-publicly-on-self-harm-suicide-mental-health-issues-northern-ireland https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42697-guidance-speaking-publicly-on-self-harm-suicide-mental-health-issues-northern-ireland Guidance: Speaking Publicly on Self-harm, Suicide & Mental Health issues (Northern Ireland)
These publications provide advice for people who have been asked to speak in public about their personal experiences of self-harm, suicide or other mental health issues, and the organisations that may be supporting them. The Guide To Speaking Publicly is aimed at individuals considering an invitation to speak. It aims…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:57:46 +0100
Resources: BASW launch CPD resources for social work professionals working with older people https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42638-resources-basw-launch-cpd-resources-for-social-work-professionals-working-with-older-people https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42638-resources-basw-launch-cpd-resources-for-social-work-professionals-working-with-older-people Resources: BASW launch CPD resources for social work professionals working with older people
The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has mapped out a specific set of knowledge and skills for social work with older people, and a pathway for social workers to develop these skills to ensure older people are receiving the best service possible. Launched at the National Children and Adult…
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Reports & Resources Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:34:56 +0100
Report: Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey, England - 2016-17 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42591-report-personal-social-services-adult-social-care-survey-england-2016-17 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42591-report-personal-social-services-adult-social-care-survey-england-2016-17 Report: Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey, England - 2016-17
This report contains findings from the Adult Social Care Survey 2016-17 (ASCS). This national survey takes place every year and is conducted by Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). The survey seeks the opinions of service users aged 18 and over in receipt of long-term support services funded or…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 05 Oct 2017 12:12:23 +0100
Serious Case Review: Melissa Mathieson - Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42549-serious-case-review-melissa-mathieson-bristol-safeguarding-adults-board-bsab https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42549-serious-case-review-melissa-mathieson-bristol-safeguarding-adults-board-bsab Serious Case Review: Melissa Mathieson - Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board (BSAB)
The Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board has today (28 Sept) published a Serious Case Review in the case of Melissa Mathieson, an 18 year old woman who was murdered in 2014 by a 19 year old man. Both young adults were placed in an independent care home in Bristol by their…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 28 Sep 2017 13:20:31 +0100
Resources: My Childminding Experience & Your Childminding Journey - Care Inspectorate https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42536-resources-my-childminding-experience-your-childminding-journey-care-inspectorate https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42536-resources-my-childminding-experience-your-childminding-journey-care-inspectorate Resources: My Childminding Experience & Your Childminding Journey - Care Inspectorate
Scotland’s five and a half thousand childminders are providing high quality early learning childcare, according to the Care Inspectorate, and two new resources launched today will help them continue to improve experiences for children. Childminders care for children in their own home and the quality of the care they provide…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:54:14 +0100