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With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. RiPfA has been examining current social work practice and talking to carers about the changes needed, as part…
Much evidence suggests that attachment relationships with a parent or carer are the foundation for a child’s experience of the world. This second edition briefing highlights emerging evidence on understanding and building attachment relationships pre-birth. It provides a fundamental grounding in attachment theory and different attachment behaviours, with a focus…
New film shows how to engage communities, build social capital, and change the relationship between state and citizen Local authorities and service providers are finding cost-effective ways of working with local communities to utilise skills and knowledge for mutual benefit. These assets-based approaches to developing new services are helping to…
Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) Scotland has recently published two new booklets in partnership with Age Scotland. ‘Keeping safe from harm and abuse’ is a helpful guide for older people on the different types of harm and abuse, tips on protecting yourself and, information on what older people can do…
Personhood is at the core of person-centred care for people with dementia (PWD) (Kitwood, 1997). Life story work (LSW) is one of the most commonly utilised tools to focus those who support PWD on their personhood. Despite a general consensus that life story work has the potential to elicit several…
On the week the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 comes into force, a series of new resources has been added to the Care Council for Wales' Information & Learning Hub. They include the first materials for the fifth core training module, Assessing and Meeting the Needs of Individuals…
Cafcass has launched Parenting Plan and Family Meetings: a free support service for separated parents in Greater Manchester, Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire to assist families to agree arrangements for their children away from court. Here we take a look at one of the initial pilots which was a pre-cursor…
A new resource aims to ensure that people benefit from good social work at the end of their life, and that those close to them are supported during this time and into bereavement. The role of social workers in palliative, end of life and bereavement care has been jointly produced…
Daycare services which encourage outdoor play are delivering better outcomes for children, the Care Inspectorate has said.The findings were revealed as Scotland’s Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, helped launch a new Care Inspectorate resource which aims to support all daycare services across the country deliver more outdoor…
The Care Council for Wales has launched a new interactive resource aimed at direct care and support workers that will help them get to grips with what the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act will mean to them and their work. Direct Care and support workers are encouraged to take…
Older people's charity, Independent Age, has published a new leaflet to help the elderly, their families and carers recognise the signs of abuse and understand where to go for help. The leaflet, called ‘Staying in control when you’re older’, provides practical information on different types of abuse, how to spot…
The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have launched an updated template for local authority social workers to use when submitting evidence to support an application for a care or supervision order to the courts. The original Social…
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