This knowledge review looks at what types of knowledge SCIE should draw on and how to distinguish good quality knowledge in policy making and practice. This review underpins all of SCIE's research and publications and will also be useful for other researchers.
User participation resources and services
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.
This position paper sets out a skills and qualifications framework to support practice learning in the social work degree and in the workplace. It is for social work educators, students and service providers
This report summarises the findings of the SCIE Listening Exercise, which took place between February and July 2002
I'm not asking to live like a queen: the vision of service users (or potential service users) and carers who are seldom heard on the future of social care for adults in England
SCIE consulted on DH's green paper Independence, well-being and choice.
SCIE comments on the Department of Health's plans for creating a stronger local voice in the development of health and social care services.
People with learning difficulties may need extra support when attending meetings. In her second SCIE Opinion, Cecilia looks at how this can be done, and introduces the ‘traffic light’ system of using cards; these cards help people with learning difficulties to take part in meetings and communicate whether they have something to say, they want something to be explained again or that they agree with what has been said.