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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…
Everyone working in adult social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills, including team work, and problem solving skills. Together these are known as core skills. They enable workers to provide high quality care and support, to complete qualifications and training, and ensure services meet sector standards and regulatory…
Alistair Burt outlines why adults should talk to children and young people about mental health and introduces new online resources.It’s been said before but it’s something definitely worth repeating – better mental health starts with a conversation. Achieving that first step – mustering the courage to share something so deeply…
The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) have launched a new set of films and an eBook exploring the Human Rights Act, its role in our democracy, and its achievements in protecting our human rights over the 15 years it has been in force. The government has promised to 'scrap'…
The Care Council for Wales newly-launched Learning Zone and Caring with Pride campaign have been given the thumbs up by the social care workforce. Launched a week ago, the Learning Zone – a bilingual online learning resource for social care workers – provides a one-stop-shop for all the sector’s learning…
Skills For Care have published a series of new resources aimed at anyone working with individual son the Autism spectrum. The guides are supported by two videos featuring people with lived experience and show how autism affects everybody differently. They also include hints and tips to better meet the needs…
Since the Children Act 1989 there has been increasing emphasis in UK law and policy on placing children requiring substitute care with family and friends, and the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 states this should be the first option. The aim of this Practice Tool is to assist practitioners…
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