The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. We are an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.
We gather and analyse knowledge about what works and translate that knowledge into practical resources, learning materials and services including training and consultancy. Our work helps to improve the knowledge and skills of those working in care services. This includes managers, frontline staff, commissioners and trainers. People who use these services and their families also use our resources to make informed decisions about their care.
SCIE aims to co-produce all our work with people who use services and carers. We are committed to co-production and have developed a set of principles and a strategy to achieve this. SCIE's Co-production Charter sets out how SCIE aims to work with people who use services, their carers and equality groups.
Our products include:
- practical guides on major issues in social care and social work
- at-a-glance summaries
- eLearning resources
- online Social Care TV channel
- a database of good practice examples
- briefings on developing research
- self-assessment tools
- a comprehensive database of information – Social Care Online
- online advice and information about choosing care – Find Me Good Care
Our services include:
- tailored training and consultancy services
- events and seminars
- implementation support (eg on the Mental Capacity Act)
- partnership projects (e.g. joint health and social care guidelines with NICE and establishing The College of Social Work)
- the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care (from 2 April 2013)
SCIE’s resources and publications
Printing has become an expensive and unsustainable way of spreading SCIE’s work. SCIE no longer produces any printed publications. However, you will be able to access all our resources in a variety of digital formats and you will still be able to download all PDF files.
If you have any queries about our new publishing strategy please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
I use SCIE's safeguarding resources often in training, and publicise them with other trainers and providers. They're excellent.Rachel Hubbard, North Somerset, on facebook.