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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…
Health and care workers looking after dying people in their final days must do more to ask about spiritual beliefs, experts have said. Spiritual wishes were only documented for one in seven people who died in hospitals in England who were able to communicate in their final days, a 2016…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has endorsed a new online toolkit developed by researchers at Keele University, which aims to prevent falls amongst the elderly that cost the NHS more than £2 billion a year in total. The Falls Risk Assessment Toolkit identifies patients at risk…
Teachers and police officers should consider whether tantrums and excessive clinginess are possible signs of child abuse, a watchdog has said. New guidance says professionals working outside the NHS should be alert to "soft signs" that a child is experiencing abuse or neglect. These can include "frequent rages" with only…
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…
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…
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,…
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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