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.
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.
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
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
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.
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’),
Details Social work bursary (SWB) allocations for HEIs, and the education support grant rates for the 2019 academic year.
Case study to assist with understanding integrated care systems are supporting people’s mental health.
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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