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Cross-border placements

This guidance has been produced to assist local authorities in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) involved in cross-border placements as described in Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014. Its aim is to support continuity of care across the UK’s borders by setting out clear values and good practice. A cross-border placement is where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country in order to meet their social care needs. The guidance covers the key principles, a general overview of the main legal frameworks, the process and reporting arrangements, handling complaints, disputes between authorities and provider failure. Includes short case studies, examples of case law which may have an impact on the setting up of cross-border placements and a list of references.

Organisational change in social care

Part of e-Learning resources

Developed by SCIE and the Universities of Birmingham and Middlesex through extensive research with frontline staff and service users, this digital resource is designed to support managers working in social care to manage change within their organisations. The toolkit provides a series of realistic scenarios in social care – a care home, an integrated mental team, an adult care team, and a learning disabilities provider – and helps the reader think through which approach would help them understand different change challenges, make decisions and implement and sustain changes. The resource also includes a directory of 32 change approaches and management tools based on a review of current literature, with a commentary on how core social care change principles can be applied to them.

Leading the Care Act: roundtable event held on 5 March 2015

Reports on the key messages from a roundtable discussion which looked at how leadership within social care needs to change if the Care Act is to improve people's lives. The event was hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and attended by key players in care and support, including people who use services, carers, commissioners, workforce development leads, care providers and policy makers. The report includes the presentations of speakers Baroness Sally Greengross, David Pearson, Professor Martin Green, and Sharon Allen; views from the roundtables; and key messages. Key messages from the event are summarised in four key areas: challenges and opportunities; the role of leadership; systems leadership; co-production with people who use services and carers; and leadership style, skill and values. Delegates concluded that leaders need to be good at achieving strategic and cultural change, and felt that it is good leadership that makes the difference to people’s lives – not just developments like pooled budgets or better IT systems.

Care Improvement Works

This resource map Skills for Care, SCIE and selected TLAP products and services to the Care Quality Commission’s five questions and key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) during inspection. It has been developed to help managers, owners and care staff identify material to support improvement in areas where they may have concerns, or to review their current practice against recognised good practice.

Transition from children's to adults' services: video diaries

Part of Care Act 2014

This resource brings together five video diaries where six young carers share their personal experiences of caring for a sibling or parent. It is one of a range of resources developed by SCIE to help local authority staff, social workers, young people and carers to plan for the transition to adult care services within the provisions of the Care Act 2014.

Transition from children's to adult services - early and comprehensive identification

Part of Care Act 2014

This resource explains how local authorities can ensure early and comprehensive identification of children, children’s carers and young carers where there is a likely need for care and support after the child in question turns 18 and a transition assessment would be of ‘significant benefit’. It also examines what some authorities are doing in practice and considers some of the principles behind that practice which align with the Care Act 2014, including: co-production and power-sharing; building good relationships with young people and their families; engaging with black and minority ethnic families; proactive early identification; integrated IT systems; and joined-up thinking. It looks at mental health transitions and transition from youth justice and includes a checklist for the identification of seldom heard groups. The Hampshire, Newham and Stoke-on-Trent practice examples set out in detail the approaches to identification and transition in three councils.

Care Act: assessment and eligibility: supported self-assessment

Part of Care Act 2014

A short guide providing the key points for practitioners to consider when recommending a supported self-assessment for an adult requiring care, or for their carers with support needs under the Care Act 2014. It looks at delivering a supported self-assessment and at how local authorities can ensure that the supported self-assessment is an accurate and complete reflection of an individuals needs and outcomes. It then covers what needs to be done after the supported self-assessment and assurance process has been completed. Lists the benefits and challenges of supported-assessment and provides a check-list of core duties. The guide should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

Adult safeguarding for housing staff

This guide helps identify people who are risk of abuse in housing, how to respond, and guidelines for housing managers on keeping people safe. This includes people living in sheltered, supported or extra care housing and those with care and support needs living in general needs housing.

Guide: ensuring assessment is appropriate and proportionate

Part of Care Act 2014

A quick guide to providing appropriate and proportionate assessment under the Care Act 2014 for adults requiring care or their carer. It looks at what makes an assessment appropriate and proportionate; provides information on conducting an assessment; the importance of using a person-centred approach when carrying out assessment; and what happens following assessment. It highlights the need for the self-assessment process is flexible enough to be adapted to any individuals needs and circumstances to ensure their maximum participation. The guide also highlights the importance of information and data sharing as part of the assessment process, and the different levels of consent needed to share information in adult and carer's assessments. A check list of core duties and a list of useful references are included. The guide should be read in conjunction with the Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014 and Chapter 6 of the statutory guidance.

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