Good practice resources and services
Part of Care Act 2014
This is a briefing for commissioners and providers of independent advocacy under the Care Act. It sets out emerging good practice and summarises the findings of new research from the Universities of Birmingham and Central Lancashire.
Part of Prevention and wellbeing
Good examples and latest research on preventative approaches and the promotion of wellbeing in adult social care in England.
Part of Co-production
A guide to what co-production is and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers.
Part of Mental Capacity Act (MCA) resource
Information that will be of interest to Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs), including guidance, research reports and Social Care TV films.
Part of Safeguarding children
This webinar provides an introduction to a set of 18 quality markers for use in children's case reviews and serious case reviews, which were developed as part of the Learning into Practice project. The webinar provides an overview of the rationale for the work, describes how the markers have been developed and how they might be used. The Quality Markers are intended to support commissioners and lead reviewers to commission and conduct high quality reviews. Covering the whole process, the quality markers provide a consistent and robust approach to SCRs and are informed by the existing knowledge base regarding investigations/reviews and organisational learning.
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.
The purpose of this guide is to support commissioners and providers of social care services to work effectively with refugees and asylum seekers.
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.
This workbook uses a social care governance framework to support practitioners, managers and teams to reflect on and evaluate their practice and to make improvements.
This review looks at key challenges to
successful implementation of personal budgets for older people and has started to identify positive practice and solutions.