This report focuses specifically on reducing risk in services to children and families by identifying and learning from near misses in children's services. It aims to start a debate about the management of risk at an organisational level and to support the introduction of the Children Act 2004 in England and Wales and the development of Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs).
Social services resources and services
This knowledge review looks at the impact of foster care on foster children and families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
This knowledge review looks at why people foster, how to retain foster carers, how fostering can help children and young people and what fostering agencies can learn from carers, children and birth families. It describes what knowledge is available, highlights the evidence that has emerged and draws practice points from the evidence.
Consultation on role of Director of Adult Social Services: Social Care Institute for Excellence response
SCIE's response to the Department of Health's proposals for guidance on the role of Director of Adult Social Services (DASS).
SCIE's response to the proposed Beacon Scheme.
SCIE response to the Welsh Assembly Government's proposals on their strategy for social services in Wales over the next decade.