Co-production training and resources for health and social care managers commissioners, frontline practitioners, people who use services and carers. Improve participation and co-production with people who use services and carers to develop and deliver better social care and health provision.
Training resources and services
The MCA Directory raises awareness about the MCA, including the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Find useful information and tools to help understand or implement it. Also links to informative blogs and to the Social Care Online database of research and journals.
This paper looks at three hypothetical future scenarios, and considers how the sector might respond to the challenges and opportunities those scenarios offer. It also highlights the common responses and actions that may help to attract more people to a career working in care.
Building the future social care workforce: a scoping study into workforce readiness, recruitment and progression in the social care sector
This report presents the findings of a scoping study into workforce readiness, recruitment and progression in the social care sector, with a specific focus on East London. The research was carried out by SCIE and supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
Evaluation of the Care Assistant Development Programme: Learning from early implementation - SCIE evaluation report for HC-One
An independent evaluation of a Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP), a programme designed to develop senior carers into nursing assistants in HC-One care homes. The programme consists of blended face-to-face and e-learning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse. The evaluation aimed to examine the impact of the CADP on the quality of care, inform the future development of CADP and validate the Programme against national good practice markets for the delivery of good care. It draws on interviews with key stakeholders, surveys with nursing assistants, residents and relatives, and case studies of individuals involved in the programme. The findings focus on recruitment to the programme; how it was communicated; training and development; implementing the nursing assistant role; and emerging impacts of the programme. The evaluation found evidence of early successes. These include high retention rates, with the programme recording a 97 per cent completion rate. Nursing assistants also felt the programme prepared them well for their new roles, with 89 per cent of those surveyed saying they felt supported by their nurse mentor. Residents reported their experience of care from nursing assistants was positive. Staff also felt residents experienced better care due to reduced agency use, more person centred care and more timely and responsive care due to increased capacity across the home. The report makes recommendations for the future development of the programme.
Part of Safeguarding adults
This e-learning resource aims to promote the safeguarding of adults at risk. The resource explores the following questions: What is 'adult safeguarding’ and how does it affect each and every one of us?; How do I recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse?; What can I do if I suspect that someone is being harmed?; What should I do if I believe someone is being harmed but the person asks me to keep the information confidential and take no action?; What can I do to make it much less likely that a person might be harmed?; How do I ensure that adult safeguarding is managed correctly in the context of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The resource also includes two 'life stories' to illustrate key adult safeguarding issues, provides links to additional resources, and includes a quiz to help you assess your existing knowledge.
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.
How a systems approach to children's safeguarding case reviews can improve learning.
A promotional film to show the work and lives of people involved in social care, through films on current issues affecting adults, children and families.
Part of Co-production
This film shows how service users and carers participate in the social work degree at Leeds University.