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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…
ScOPTbox is a curated collection of resources for social workers and others involved in supporting learning in the workplace in Scotland. It has been developed by the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT), and was launched at the ScOPT conference in Glasgow on 12 November. The collection of materials has…
Research in Practice (RiP) have published a series of new publications which examine how we can meaningfully involve children and young people, gain a better understanding of adolescent mental health, look at how to develop improved support for family and friends care (kinship care), and provide practical guidance to support…
A comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators who work with people living with dementia and their carers has been launched today. The Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills and knowledge necessary for all staff involved in dementia care…
The NSPCC has assembled a new resource for social work professionals involved in transitioning children from a care setting to their home. For a child, returning home from care can be as traumatic as separation. Research studies show high rates of abuse and neglect when a child returns home, with…
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has launched a new resource which will provide an invaluable tool for families and practitioners to help people with a learning disability understand their diagnosis of dementia. The resource, ‘Jenny’s Diary’, is a booklet and a set of postcards aimed at supporting…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has launched a suite of new online learning modules on the safe administration of medication. The modules provide learners with the opportunity to improve their knowledge in the following aspects of the safe administration of medication: principles and good practice understanding medication practical considerations.…
A mobile app that provides resources on the theory, practice and legislation related to drugs and alcohol is now available to download for iPhones and other mobile devices. The app, which was created by substance abuse charity ASCERT in conjunction with Queen’s University Belfast also provides information on services available…
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