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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council have issued a call to all new social care registrants and their managers to take part in a survey to review the impact of social care registration. The survey, which is being conducted by the Department of Health, NISCC and the Social Care Institute…
Foster carers in Scotland are being asked to take part in a new study which aims to explore the unique circumstances and challenges that come with caring for children and young people at a time when they may be vulnerable. Researchers from the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children…
Safeguarding expert, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is working with the Church of England to improve how the Church treats people who have been abused or are at risk of harm. SCIE is seeking the views of people with first-hand experience to find out what a good response…
The first study examining the role of feedback in health research projects involving patients and members of the public (PPI research*) has found that a fifth of PPI contributors never received feedback on how their input has shaped the research project. The NIHR-funded study, which has been published in the…
The Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers (NIASW) has launched a survey to examine the extent to which social workers in Northern Ireland have been subjected to intimidation, threats or violence while in practice, and to explore the impact of any incidents they have experienced. Speaking about the research Carolyn…
Four in five unpaid carers feel lonely or isolated, a new poll suggests. A survey of more than 7,000 carers across the UK found that 81% have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring role, according to a new report from the charity Carers UK. This…
This survey of organisations providing specialist palliative care services to care homes highlights the good work they do and identifies the key challenges they face. The report, commissioned by Public Health England, undertaken by the Marie Curie Research Centre at Cardiff University, with input from the National Council for Palliative…
Scottish Care has launched a survey on the current status and challenges facing the Care at Home and Housing Support sector in Scotland. This is a major piece of work which will form the basis with other research for a Report on Care at Home and Housing Support services in…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has announced a five-year national study of the experiences of newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) starts this month. The study will explore how new social workers develop in their early careers and the SSSC are asking all NQSWs who registered in 2016 to fill…
NHS Digital has commissioned SCIE in partnership with market research agency, GfK, to gather insights into how the social work role can be supported, now and in the future, through the use of information and technology. Technological shifts have had far-reaching effects in recent years; however care and support systems…
The Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scottish Government has issued a call to all social service workers to participate in their digital knowledge survey. To make it easier for you to access digital knowledge, the survey aims to help understand: which national websites you currently use to…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) are reviewing their Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers and are seeking need your views on the draft revised standards. The Code of Practice was developed in September 2002 setting out the responsibilities that employers have in the regulation of…
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