Supporting staff to do their job well to improve outcomes for people who use services.
Social workers resources and services
This research, commissioned by the Department of Health (DH), set out to identify what could be learned about current policy and practice in self-neglect, experienced as a highly challenging aspect of contemporary adult social care.
In one of 17 interviews conducted as part of the Care Leaver's Stories Project, Matt Langsford talks about his life before, during and after care. The full interview is in three parts and a film summary and transcript are also available. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and developed by SCIE in partnership with the British Library, enabled care experienced people to record their life stories on digital video.
Gaining access to an adult suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse: a guide for social workers and their managers in England
Part of Care Act 2014
The guide has been created to provide information on legal options for gaining access to adults suspected to be at risk of abuse or neglect. The safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 apply to an adult who: has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs); is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect. The guide is intended as a source of reference in situations of uncertainty, rather than as a learning tool, laying out the potential routes to resolution. Sections of the guide discuss: practical issues and principles in adults safeguarding; the difficulties and duties involved in gaining access; and the legal powers that may be required in gaining access. Links to information on the relevant legislation and case law are included throughout the guide.
This film highlights the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) for social workers and their experience of this important first year in practice.
This film shows how social work in an integrated setting can be enhanced by complementing line management supervision with clinical and professional supervision.
This guide provides information and knowledge to support critical thinking and methods so that first line managers can apply, adapt and develop the material to their own particular work environment, current priorities and as an aid to their own continuing professional development.
This research briefing gives an overview of the evidence of the value of supervision in supporting social care and social work practice.
The briefing aims to give people who provide and use social care services an overview of research evidence about returning children from public care to live with a parent.
A film about professional perspectives on working with parents with mental health problems and their children.