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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…
There is strong evidence to suggest that working without a plan is less effective than working with one and that, where plans are formed in collaboration with the young person, they are more likely to be followed. This resource contains a ‘Collaborative Care Planning Tool’, a ‘Dis-integration Grid Tool’ that…
The Health Literacy Place website supports health and social care staff across Scotland to collaborate with patients, service-users and carers, to enable them to navigate services, and access and understand information about their health and wellbeing. It provides staff with tools, techniques, learning resources and evidence to help them work…
An innovative online learning tool on substance use has been launched by health and social care experts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funded by Health Education North West, the open educational resources (OERs) target health and social care professionals and those who manage and teach them. Professor of Adult Social Care,…
Skills for Care and Skills for Health have published three guides aimed at helping to support adults and children on the autism spectrum. The guides have been developed with people in need of care and support and carers to help the social care and health workforce better meet the needs…
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