This resource is a tool for staff engaged in safeguarding adults at risk. It gives practical pointers to help people assess the risk of abuse, recognise it when it does occur and respond to it appropriately.
Good practice resources and services
Social care users and academics identify examples of excellence in a range of Social Care TV films
In this film a panel made up of people who use services and social care academics looks at how excellence can be achieved in care homes for older people.
In this film a panel of social care academics and people who use services look at examples of excellence in supported living settings and discuss the factors that contribute to high quality care.
This At a glance summary looks at good practice in social care for refugees and asylum seekers. It is primarily aimed at service commissioners and providers working in local authorities in children’s and adults’ services
This report shares findings from research, policy and practice on prevention in adult safeguarding and presents a wide range of approaches that can help prevent abuse.
The workbook will be of interest to local authorities as a systematic way of checking and improving practice in social care.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned SCIE in 2010 to define excellence in adult social care services in England. This definition was developed in consultation with a range of people who provide and use care services. It also draws on of selected research and examples of quality frameworks in social care. This report provides the definition of excellence and identifies its four essential elements. Three of these relate to improvements in people's lives as a result of using the service: choice and control; good relationships; spending time purposefully and enjoyably. The fourth element relates to organisational and service factors which enable these outcomes to be achieved and sustained. CQC will use this report to help develop its new quality information system for regulated adult care services in England.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to define excellence in adult social care service in England to inform the CQCs new quality information scheme for regulated adult care services. The scoping and engagement report shows the detail of the work SCIE did to develop the definition, including consultations with users, carers, providers and commissioners. It includes examples of good practice from top-rated social care services.
Independence, community and environment: final report of the Sustainable Social Care Learning Network
Report bringing together adult social care and health with sustainable development