This guide aims to improve safeguarding practice in housing.
Staff resources and services
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A film to encourage organisations to create a safe environment for staff to raise concerns openly as part of normal day-to-day practice .
Video promoting the SCIE guide 'Adult safeguarding for housing staff''. The video highlights the importance of inter-agency working between housing agencies and local authority social care staff to improve adult safeguarding practice. It also identifies some of the barriers to providing integrated services including: attitudes to other professionals, information sharing and thresholds.
Effective personalisation and high quality care and support can only be ensured when the needs and preferences of individuals are placed at the heart of the services delivered. ‘Getting to know you’ is a free resource to help achieve excellent person-centred care and support by learning about and using one-page profiles. This resource provides a guide through the process of completing a one-page profile for staff, as a first step towards using one-page profiles in work. The resource also contains video examples and written testimonies showing how one-page profiles can and have changed the lives of individuals.
This film focuses on how care homes support their staff after the death of a resident. It features Amberleigh House in Liverpool where a priority is put on helping staff though the loss of people they have cared for.
Following a regional review of residential child care in 2007, the five health and social care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland introduced 'therapeutic approaches' in a number of children's homes and in the regional secure units. The approaches were used to help staff understand how trauma effects children and young people. This report gives the results of an evaluation of these approaches. The five approaches evaluated were Sanctuary, CARE (Children and Residential Experiences), Social pedagogy, ARC (Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency) and MAP (Model of Attachment Practice). The evaluation looked at the evidence for each of the chosen models and explored their similarities and differences. It also gathered the experiences of key stakeholders – including managers, staff and young people – of using the models and their effects. The report also gives the results of an analysis of the patterns in reporting untoward incidents. Staff reported that the training did improve their practice and young people noticed a improved 'atmosphere'. The report is available as a pdf document and online resource.
At a glance 58: Therapeutic approaches to social work in residential child care settings
This At a Glance briefing examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for NHS staff
Working with challenging and disruptive situations in residential child care: sharing effective practice
Homes providing a strong nurturing culture give children the care they need at certain times in their lives. Residential care which meets the personal, social, health and educational needs of children are much more likely to be safe places for children.
Are we there yet?: identifying the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity
This discussion paper considers the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity, and explores research on the barriers to promoting diversity and how they can be overcome.
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