HSC (2000) 007: No secrets – guidance on developing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse – Department of Health

The Government wishes to improve the arrangements for dealing with incidents of adult abuse. In September 1999 the Department of Health issued a consultative draft copy of ‘No Secrets’ for comment. We now enclose copies of the final, published document.

HSC (2000) 006: Professions supplementary to medicine: employment of practitioners in the NHS and social services departments – NHS Executive

This guidance consolidates previous advice concerning the restriction of employment of all practitioners of the professions supplementary to medicine. It also asks you to verify registration.

Choose Childhood: building a brighter future for our children – Action for Children

Action for Children report that identifies the urgent need for investment in support that helps children and young people face challenges, and the need to provide support early, before problems reach crisis point.  The report also explores how childhoods have

Capability Statement for Principal Social Workers in Adult Services – Department of Health and Social Care

​The capability statement sets out what a PSW in adult services should know and be able to do to ensure that effective professional social work practice is developed and supported within their organisation.  It aims to support a move towards consistency

Role and Responsibilities: Adult Principal Social Worker (PSW) – Department of Health and Social Care

This guidance sets out the role, function and purpose of a PSW in adult services.​It helps support employers when recruiting to the role of adult PSW and clarifies what social workers and other practitioners can expect from the PSW in their organisation.

Childhood vulnerability in numbers: Need, spend, and the millions of children in England who miss out – Children’s Commissioner

Children’s Commissioner’s infographic report that examines the latest scale of, and trends over time in, rates of childhood vulnerability. It estimates the total number of children in England currently receiving statutory support or intervention (those who are ‘in the system’),

Social Work Education in the 2019 Academic Year Information for HEIs and Students – Department of Health and Social Care

Details Social work bursary (SWB) allocations for HEIs, and the education support grant rates for the 2019 academic year.

Adult Social Care Data and Cyber Security Programme: Final Report – Oxford Brookes University Institute of Public Care

Report from the Institure of Public Care on how the adult social care sector uses technology and to identify good practice, as well as security risks, prevalent in the sector. This report identifies the common, key risks that provider services

Independent Evaluation Of The Think Ahead Programme – Think Ahead

The Think Ahead programme is a graduate scheme, offering graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work. This report contains an independent evaluation of the Think Ahead programme, and contains a raft of positive findings. It concludes that the

Relationships and sexuality in adult social care services: Guidance for CQC inspection staff and registered adult social care providers – Care Quality Commission

Guidance from the Care Quality Commission that sets out how care providers should consider people’s relationship and sexuality needs. It focus’ on issues like relationships, diversity and protecting people from harm. It covers a diverse range of often complex issues,

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments For Older People In England – Human Rights Watch

Depth interviews were undertaken with older people and their relatives (104 in total) in twelve cities and towns across England. Some said that assessors appeared not to understand their disabilities and support needs. In other cases, before beginning an assessment,

Kindness, emotions and human relationships: The blind spot in public policy – Carnegie Trust

There is growing recognition of the importance of human connection and relationships for individual and societal wellbeing. Values that were previously considered ‘out-of-scope’ – such as kindness, love and compassion – just might form part of the solution to some of our most

Report into Children’s Services in Wakefield following inspection: Report for the Secretary of State for Education – Department for Education

This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of children’s social care services in Wakefield. This follows an Ofsted report finding the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services

Post-Qualifying Standards For Social Work Practice Supervisors In Adult Social Care: Government Response – Department of Health and Social Care

Government’s clear vision is to develop a confident, skilled and capable social work profession which has received the best training; is supported through a clear, practice-based career pathway to enable progression from practitioner to supervisor to principal social worker or

The lives we want to lead: Findings, implications and recommendations on the LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing: LGA consultation response – Local Government Association

Responses to the consultation demonstrate an unequivocal view of the importance of adult social care and support. That importance is defined in different ways. Some frame social care as a moral responsibility, a hallmark of a civilised society and as

Priorities for Adult Social Work Research: Results from the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for adult social work – Department of Health and Social Care

Sets out the top ten priorities for adult social work research. It aims to help make sure future research answers the questions that are important to social workers and those who are in contact with them. The priorities cover a

A Crying Shame: A report by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner into vulnerable babies in England – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

This report looks at how many babies might be vulnerable in this way and presents the facts about the sort of risks even very young children are being exposed to. Much of the data is missing; however, we are publishing

Improving children and young people’s mental health services – National Audit Office

This report forms part of The National Audit Office’s wider programme of work on mental health, following their 2016 report Mental health services: preparations for access and our 2017 report Mental health in prisons. It examines whether the government is on track to meet

NDTMS Themed Report Parental Status, 2007/08 – Liverpool John Moores University Centre for Public Health

According to the Hidden Harm report, there are estimated to be 250,000-350,000 children of problem drug users in the UK (ACMD, 2003). Only 37% of fathers and 64% of mothers with a drug problem still have their children living with