Resources and support to help implement the Care Act 2014
Law resources and services
This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of Children’s Social Care (CSC) and the relevant legislation and policy framework. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.
Information that will be of interest to Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCAs), including guidance, research reports and Social Care TV films.
Part of Care Act 2014
This guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. The guide focuses on the sharing of sensitive or personal information between the local authority and its safeguarding partners (including GPs and health, the police, service providers, housing, regulators and the Office of the Public Guardian) for safeguarding purposes.
Gaining access to an adult suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse: a guide for social workers and their managers in England
Part of Care Act 2014
The guide has been created to provide information on legal options for gaining access to adults suspected to be at risk of abuse or neglect. The safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 apply to an adult who: has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs); is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect. The guide is intended as a source of reference in situations of uncertainty, rather than as a learning tool, laying out the potential routes to resolution. Sections of the guide discuss: practical issues and principles in adults safeguarding; the difficulties and duties involved in gaining access; and the legal powers that may be required in gaining access. Links to information on the relevant legislation and case law are included throughout the guide.
This guidance aims to support NHS and local authority commissioners of care homes to ensure that safeguarding is central to the commissioning process and a primary concern for residential and nursing care home providers.
The Department of Health (DH) commissioned this work in response to requests from practitioners for a comprehensive guide to the legal framework underpinning adult safeguarding work
Evidence about what hinders people with mental health problems from working in social care, and what helps them to gain and/or retain employment.
This e-learning resource on unprotected and risky sex is one of 8 modules developed to help mental health professionals deal with aspects of sexual and reproductive health in the context of mental illness. The module covers safe and unsafe sex, including condom use and barriers to using condoms, the diversity of sexual practices, sex and the law.
This briefing examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care.