Reports & Resources https://careappointments.co.uk Sat, 17 Feb 2018 19:30:31 +0000 en-gb Guidance: Ombudsman offers good practice advice on contracts for social care providers https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43281-guidance-ombudsman-offers-good-practice-advice-on-contracts-for-social-care-providers https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43281-guidance-ombudsman-offers-good-practice-advice-on-contracts-for-social-care-providers Guidance: Ombudsman offers good practice advice on contracts for social care providers
Care providers can now download new guidance from the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to help them provide clearer cost information in their contracts for service users. Based on learning from its investigations, the Ombudsman’s guide offers good practice on how to approach Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments and…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:33:31 +0000
Consultation: Social Work England - Consultation on secondary legislative framework https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43280-consultation-social-work-england-consultation-on-secondary-legislative-framework https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43280-consultation-social-work-england-consultation-on-secondary-legislative-framework Consultation: Social Work England - Consultation on secondary legislative framework
Social Work England will be the new professional regulator for social workers in England. It will undertake core regulatory functions including: Setting standards Holding the professional register Approving initial education and training courses for social workers Running a ‘fitness to practise’ system The Children and Social Work Act 2017 sets…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:54:14 +0000
Report: Foster Care in England - Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers Independent Review https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43270-report-foster-care-in-england-sir-martin-narey-and-mark-owers-independent-review https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43270-report-foster-care-in-england-sir-martin-narey-and-mark-owers-independent-review Report: Foster Care in England - Sir Martin Narey and Mark Owers Independent Review
An independent review of foster care in England has been published, setting out recommendations to improve the fostering system for children and foster carers. The independent review, commissioned by the Department for Education and conducted by Sir Martin Narey (pictured) and Mark Owers, looked at the purpose of foster care…
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Reports & Resources Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:42:54 +0000
Review: Commissioning Arrangements for Looked After Children in London https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43268-review-commissioning-arrangements-for-looked-after-children-in-london https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43268-review-commissioning-arrangements-for-looked-after-children-in-london Review: Commissioning Arrangements for Looked After Children in London
The Institute of Public Care (IPC), Oxford Brookes University, has been appointed to conduct a review of the arrangements for commissioning fostering and residential care placements in London. The request has been made by Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) through London Councils. The aim is to explore…
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Reports & Resources Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:36:15 +0000
Consultation: Social Care Wales response to Transforming Care in the 21st Century https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43266-consultation-social-care-wales-response-to-transforming-care-in-the-21st-century https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43266-consultation-social-care-wales-response-to-transforming-care-in-the-21st-century Consultation: Social Care Wales response to Transforming Care in the 21st Century
Social Care Wales have published their response to the consultation on Transforming Care in the 21st Century, which ran for 12 weeks between 24 July and 16 October 2017. The report provides a summary of responses and details how they have modified their proposals in light of the feedback received…
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Reports & Resources Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:29:43 +0000
Report: New adults’ and children’s services data reports (Scotland) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43186-report-new-adults-and-children-s-services-data-reports-scotland https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43186-report-new-adults-and-children-s-services-data-reports-scotland Report: New adults’ and children’s services data reports (Scotland)
The Scottish Social services Council (SSSC) has published two new workforce data reports; one on children’s services and the other on adults’ services. The data in these reports supplements data already published in the annual Scottish Social Service Sector: Report on 2016 Workforce Data (SSSC, September 2017). The reports have…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:34:57 +0000
Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43145-report-early-learning-and-childcare-skills-investment-plan-scotland https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43145-report-early-learning-and-childcare-skills-investment-plan-scotland Report: Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan (Scotland)
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has highlighted a need for the nation’s Early Learning and Childcare sector to attract a more diverse workforce to create an additional 11,000 jobs by 2020 to meet expected demand. SDS has worked with partners to create new national Early Learning and Childcare Skills Investment Plan…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:02:42 +0000
Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption – Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43143-report-the-role-of-the-social-worker-in-adoption-ethics-and-human-rights-an-enquiry https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43143-report-the-role-of-the-social-worker-in-adoption-ethics-and-human-rights-an-enquiry Report: The Role Of The Social Worker In Adoption –  Ethics And Human Rights - An Enquiry
Adoption has been a particularly politicised and contentious area of public policy in recent years in the UK, perhaps most particularly in England. Political and ideological perspectives on adoption drive legal frameworks, policy, the culture of practice and the use of resources. It was against this backdrop that BASW commissioned…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:58 +0000
Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43024-consultation-health-education-england-launches-plan-to-future-proof-nhs-and-care-workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43024-consultation-health-education-england-launches-plan-to-future-proof-nhs-and-care-workforce Consultation: Health Education England launches plan to 'future-proof' NHS and care workforce
The NHS needs radical action to improve working conditions, boost training and retention and become a ‘model employer’ for staff, a report on the future of the health and care workforce has concluded. Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future, A health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027 is…
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Reports & Resources Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:52:14 +0000
Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43005-report-scottish-social-services-council-annual-report-2016-2017 https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/43005-report-scottish-social-services-council-annual-report-2016-2017 Report: Scottish Social Services Council Annual Report 2016-2017
The Scottish Social Services Council has published their annual report and accounts for 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. Publication of the revised Codes of Practice and moving to a fitness to practise model of regulation were two major achievements in 2016-17. The Codes hadn’t been updated since they…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:59:52 +0000
Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42957-guidance-supporting-people-who-need-care-and-support-to-have-meaningful-relationships https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42957-guidance-supporting-people-who-need-care-and-support-to-have-meaningful-relationships Guidance: Supporting people who need care and support to have meaningful relationships
Everyone has the right to have personal relationships, including people with learning disabilities. It’s vital that adult social care workers have the right values, skills and knowledge to support people with personal relationships – and training is a vital part of this. New guidance, from Skills For Care, aims to…
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Reports & Resources Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:38:29 +0000
Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42890-report-what-the-public-think-about-scottish-social-services-and-why https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42890-report-what-the-public-think-about-scottish-social-services-and-why Report: What the public think about Scottish social services and why
Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been published. The research was authored by Dr Trish McCulloch (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen Webb (Glasgow Caledonian University) and David Clark. Overall, the research findings suggest a good…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:50:54 +0000
Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42891-report-fragile-foundations-exploring-the-mental-health-of-the-social-care-workforce https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42891-report-fragile-foundations-exploring-the-mental-health-of-the-social-care-workforce Report: Fragile Foundations - Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce
Scottish Care has launched a new report on Mental Health at their annual Care Home Conference & Exhibition in Glasgow. The report, entitled ‘Fragile Foundations: Exploring the Mental Health of the Social Care Workforce and the People They Support’, was launched by Dr Donald Macaskill, Scottish Care CEO, in front…
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Reports & Resources Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:05:48 +0000
Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE) https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42872-report-children-s-social-care-innovation-programme-final-evaluation-report-de https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42872-report-children-s-social-care-innovation-programme-final-evaluation-report-de Report: Children's Social Care Innovation Programme: Final Evaluation Report (DE)
This report provides an overview of the evaluation of the Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme in England 2014 to 2016. The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme aimed to: increase the quality of services so that children who need help from the social care system have better life chances help local…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:42:56 +0000
Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42868-resources-social-care-employers-urged-to-recruit-more-men-to-offset-recruitment-challenges https://careappointments.co.uk/practice-reports/item/42868-resources-social-care-employers-urged-to-recruit-more-men-to-offset-recruitment-challenges Resources: Social care employers urged to recruit more men to offset recruitment challenges
Social care organisations could face increasing challenges in their recruitment unless they do more to recruit a diverse workforce. As more and more men are accessing care services, adult social care employers need to recruit a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people they support. Research by Business in…
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Reports & Resources Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:10:44 +0000