SCIE news and events

  • Transition from children’s to adult services 24 February 2016Open

    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

  • Mental health help for a million more people 15 February 2016Open

    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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  • Embracing co-production: 4 new trustees for SCIE's board 25 January 2016Open

    John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach join the board. SCIE is delighted to announce the arrival of four new trustees to the board. John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach bring a wealth of experience and are looking forward to contributing ideas that can improve the lives of people who use services and their carers. They all believe in co-production so that service users, carers and care providers are all fully involved in major decisions about how people receive care and support

    The four appointments will further strengthen our board. It’s important that the voice of service users and carers is heard from trustees and three of the new board members will be keeping SCIE to account when dealing with issues of co-production, equalities, diversity and human rights. In Annie we have someone with great experience of social work, and especially children’s social work. I welcome John, Annie, Ossie and Rachael to the board.

    SCIE's chair, Lord Michael Bichard

  • Church of England: Safeguarding audits 14 January 2016Open

    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.

    SCIE commends the Church of England for taking such a proactive approach to auditing their safeguarding policies and practice. It's so important that influential organisations - such as the Church - recognise their role in safeguarding children and adults. SCIE auditors were impressed by the openness of staff in the four pilot areas, and their willingness to share and learn. We look forward to continuing to work with the Church of England as we support rollout of their audit process across all dioceses.

    SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter

  • Child protection, new resources and season's greetings. SCIE bulletin 16 December 2015Open

    In this bulletin: New research on child protection and the government's response; a look back on 2015 and a look forward to 2016; new blogs; a vacancy for a web developer; and season's greetings from SCIE.

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  • New end of life care guidelines 16 December 2015Open

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has launched the first guidelines for the NHS on improving care for people who are in their last days of life. NICE was asked to develop evidence-based guidelines on care of the dying adult. SCIE has a number of resources on end of life care.

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