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
New blogs this week 17 February 2016Open
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." "
- Catherine Needham, University of Birmingham: What kind of workforce do we need for 21st Century social care?
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." "
4 Feb: Time to talk about mental health 03 February 2016Open
Mental health problems affect one in four people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their experiences because they fear it will affect their jobs or relationships. Organisers of the Time to Talk day say that’s not right and say it’s why they need everyone's help to break the silence and end the stigma. SCIE has a number of support resources for people working in mental health services." "
Dignity Action Day 01 February 2016Open
This is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. SCIE has helpful resources that you can use." "
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." "
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." "
'Greater efforts' needed on deprivation of liberty' - CQC 09 December 2015Open
The Care Quality Commission have published its sixth annual monitoring report on how hospitals and care homes in England are using the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Data from CQC’s own more robust and specialist inspection regime shows that there is variation between providers. This means that people are not consistently receiving the protections of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), which help to make sure that they are treated and cared for with dignity and respect, as much as possible in line with their own wishes. SCIE has several resources to support DoLS work and that of the Mental Capacity Act." "
- Monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards report shows the need for greater efforts to protect vulnerable adults
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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