SCIE news and events - 251 to 260

  • SCIE and partners bid for NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care 12 October 2012Open

    The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is bidding to host the new NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care, in partnership with leading research and improvement agencies. The SCIE bid is being made in partnership with: •Evidence for Policy and Practice Information and Co-ordinating Centre (EPPI-Centre) which is part of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London •Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the London School of Economics and Political Science •Research in Practice (RIP) •Research in Practice for Adults (RIPfA)

    SCIE and our partners are ideally placed to host the Collaborating Centre which will develop guidance for the social care sector. We are delighted to have such a strong partnership in place to bid for this work and we are confident that we will submit a strong bid.

    SCIE's Chief Executive Andrea Sutcliffe

  • Adults at risk - mediation and family group conferences 14 September 2012Open

    Adults who face abuse, and their families, can be empowered to work out solutions for their own problems. One way to support people is to offer mediation and family group conferences (FGCs). From today there is extra support for practitioners with the launch of a web resource along with an At a glance briefing from SCIE.

    "I would strongly encourage local authorities to consider mediation and family group conferences as options when responding to safeguarding alerts.”

    SCIE's Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe

  • Improving protection for people with learning disabilities 08 August 2012Open

    The report into the abuse of people with learning disabilities at Winterbourne View, published on 7 August, catalogues a series of serious failings both by the hospital and agencies involved in safeguarding adults.

    The serious case review into the Winterbourne View case highlighted failures throughout the safeguarding system, and commissioners, regulators and providers of services all have something to learn from the review’s conclusions. SCIE’s work on safeguarding can help to keep people with challenging behaviour and learning disabilities safe.

    Patricia Kearney, SCIE’s Interim Director of Adult Services

  • Forced marriages and learning disability 02 August 2012Open

    SCIE has responded to recent press coverage about the issue of forced marriages and people with learning disabilities. SCIE has developed guidance to help local authorities, health, education, police and probation services work together to safeguarding adults more effectively. The guidance includes reference to forced marriages.

    We now have pan-London policies and procedures that all 33 London local authorities have signed up to. Those explicitly look at the issue of forced marriage for people that lack the capacity to consent to marriage. And we've recently released pan-West Midlands policy and procedures which cover a further 12 local authorities.

    Hugh Constant, Practice Development Manager at SCIE

  • Defining excellence - new to Social Care TV 24 July 2012Open

    Four new films are launched today on Social Care TV which highlight excellence in social care. They have been produced by SCIE and focus on the key features that help to define excellence. In the films, experts, including people who use services and researchers, discuss examples of excellence shown on Social Care TV. They watch a number of Social Care TV films and comment on where excellence is achieved.

    That’s what excellence is about; sustaining practice, not just providing something innovative as a "one off"

    Dorothy Runnicles, a service user and community activist, on Social Care TV

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