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The General Social Care Council (GSCC) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) share a commitment to putting service users and carers at the heart of all aspects of social work and social care, including social work education. As part of this commitment, the GSCC and SCIE held a joint conference in November 2003, to promote and share different approaches to service user and carer involvement in social work education and training. This report provides a summary of the content of the conference, an analysis of lessons learnt and some suggestions and practical tips about putting this into practice effectively. We hope it will contribute to further developing knowledge and dissemination of good practice in this area.
Partnership working in child protection: improving liaison between acute pediatric and child protection services
Summary of how hospital trusts and councils' social care services can work together to identify and prevent child abuse and maltreatment
This film looks at how hospitals and local authorities can work together more effectively to protect children and identify and reduce the risk of maltreatment.
Hospital, council and police staff in Scunthorpe explain how they work together to protect children
Hospital and council staff in Cardiff explain how they work together to protect children
This resource introduces the concepts of health inequalities and provide practical examples of the ways in which all of social work practice contributes to tackling health inequalities.
The Research mindedness learning resource has been produced to help students and practitioners of social care and social work make more effective and extensive use of research in their studies and in practice.
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 film focuses on the very rewarding, diverse but complex role of a social workers working in an adult’s services team.