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Join this SCIE webinar to help you to understand the five core principles and key elements of the MCA. Aimed at frontline staff and team leaders in care services. Only 100 places available so book now.
This webinar will help you to understand the five core principles and other key elements of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and introduce you to SCIE's MCA resources.
This report on the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and care planning provides guidance for both commissioners and provider of social care on how care and support plans can comply with the principles of the MCA.
The Church of England has published SCIE's independent audits of their safeguarding arrangements in four areas. Following this pilot, the Church has commissioned SCIE to support roll out across all 41 dioceses in England in 2016 and 2017.
This guidance has been produced to assist local authorities in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) involved in cross-border placements as described in Schedule 1 to the Care Act 2014. Its aim is to support continuity of care across the UK’s borders by setting out clear values and good practice. A cross-border placement is where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country in order to meet their social care needs. The guidance covers the key principles, a general overview of the main legal frameworks, the process and reporting arrangements, handling complaints, disputes between authorities and provider failure. Includes short case studies, examples of case law which may have an impact on the setting up of cross-border placements and a list of references.
This guide aims to improve safeguarding practice in housing.
New research from the University of Lancaster identifies the relationship between young motherhood and the risk of court-ordered removal of children. It also recorded a significant increase in newborn children being taken into care.