SCIE news and events

Nurse shortage? Developing nursing assistants at HC-One. Evaluation by SCIE (13 June 2016)

Supporting senior care workers to become nursing assistants can tackle the shortage of nurses in care homes, improve the quality of care for residents, and support career development and retention. A new report by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, published today, evaluates care home provider HC-One’s Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP). The programme, which has received RCN Accreditation, consists of blended face-to-face and elearning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse.

SCIE bulletin 26 May 2016 (26 May 2016)

• New CPD Accredited Training from SCIE • Supporting integrated care in Shropshire • National Co-production week - July 2016 • SCIE Vacancies • New blogs and SCIE in the news • SCIE at events • Sector news

New reports on child protection from SCIE (28 April 2016)

We’ve published resources and findings from a joint project with the NSPCC. The Learning into Practice Project tested ways to improve how Serious Case Reviews (SCRs). Our free Deprivation of Liberty webinar is for staff who work with adults with care and support needs. SCIE's National Co-production Week is the first event of its kind, celebrating the benefits of co-production, sharing good practice and highlighting the contribution of people who use services and carers in developing better public services.

Serious case reviews - new reports to download (25 April 2016)

The Learning into Practice project developed and tested a number of ways to improve the quality of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and their impact on local and national child protection practice. The goal was to help local safeguarding children boards and SCR reviewers to improve the quality and use of Serious Case Reviews. We have two new reports to download and you can also watch a recording of a webinar on quality markers.

SCIE bulletin 15 April 2016 (15 April 2016)

SCIE bulletin15 March • New MCA training from SCIE - 18 May • SCIE's updated e-learning courses on MCA • Integrated care and support - how we can help • TLAP Vacancy • New blogs and SCIE in the news • SCIE at events • Sector news

New Care Act training: SCIE bulletin 22 March (23 March 2016)

New Care Act courses for local authorities: Strength-based and person-centred approach es + Feedback from Mental Capacity Act training + SCIE at various events.

SCIE bulletin 03 March 2016 (04 March 2016)

SCIE bulletin 03 March • Young people in transition guide • SCIE's safeguarding and Mental Capacity Act training • Delayed Transfer of Care: webinar for Better Care Fund • New blogs and SCIE in the news • SCIE at events • Sector news

Transition from children’s to adult services (24 February 2016)

New health and social care guidance from NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – aims to improve support for thousands of young people receiving health or social care as they become adults. The independent committee of experts who developed the new guideline found that support for young people moving from children’s to adults’ services can often be patchy and inconsistent. SCIE is the lead partner for the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care, which drew up the guideline.

It’s been really encouraging that co-production and collaboration was at the heart of its development and I hope that will model how it will be implemented in practice. We supported the participation of five young people and carers on the guideline committee, so those voices and perspectives have been really heard. What better way to help improve the experience of young people in transition than by bringing together the wide-ranging knowledge of experts by experience, practitioners and other experts to consider what works to make life better for young people; focussing on what’s positive and possible for them as individuals rather than a pre-determined set of options.

SCIE's chief executive Tony Hunter

New blogs this week (17 February 2016)

This week, our SCIE 'featured articles' have looked at children's services, post-diagnostic dementia care and what the workforce should look like. We've also had a Linked In blog about our upcoming dementia training.

Mental health help for a million more people (15 February 2016)

The NHS in England has pledged to help more than a million extra people by investing more than a billion pounds a year by 2020/21 into mental health services. A taskforce recommends the creation of prevention plans in every community across England to help integrate public health, social care and housing and improve mental health outcomes, with mental health champions in each community. SCIE is keen to promote preventative services with our Prevention Library. We also have several resources that promote and support independent mental health advocacy.

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