SCIE news and events
Involving people who use services in adult safeguarding 30 April 2012Open
On Thursday 29 March, a 'hotseat discussion' will take place from Midday to 2pm. It's hosted by SCIE and is based on the report, User Involvement in Adult Safeguarding. The report looks at what helps and hinders involvement in safeguarding adults. The hotseat discussion will be live – join in real time from your computer. You will need to register/login. (Former members of the Community of Practice will have the same login)." "
Panorama programme about abuse in care home - SCIE response 24 April 2012Open
The images we saw last night on Panorama were shocking and criminal. Protecting adults at risk is an issue that needs to be taken seriously and these revelations do much to undermine the great examples of good work that occur every day in care homes, with home care services and in day centres.SCIE Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe
Publication of serious case review - SCIE response to Michael Gove’s letter 24 April 2012Open
The Secretary of State’s letter highlights the importance of producing reports that can be learnt from, rather than be used to point the finger of blame. He clarifies that learning requires the need to explain why professionals acted in the way they did, along with what was getting in the way of them taking the right action at the right time.
Julie Jones leaves SCIE – tribute 23 April 2012Open
Julie Jones, SCIE’s chief executive since 2007, retires at the end of March 2012. On behalf of the staff and board of trustees, Chair Allan Bowman says:
Julie has overseen five years of fantastic achievement at SCIE. There’s been the continued growth of our rigorous evidence base; finding out what works in social care and then telling the sector about it. Julie’s skill has been to juggle many different priorities. We wish Julie well; she’s much to be proud about and can look back on a successful career in local government and at SCIE.
SCIE statement in response to ADASS comments 18 April 2012Open
We fully support the need for councils and service providers to be innovative as they seek to deliver cost-effective care and support services that lead to better outcomes for people who use them. Evidence from research and emerging practice demonstrates that reablement and other preventative interventions are helping to make a real difference to the lives of people using services, and to those caring for them.SCIE Chief Executive Andrea Sutcliffe
Change of Chief Executive 12 April 2012Open
Andrea Sutcliffe has started as SCIE’s new Chief Executive. The previous Chief Executive, Julie Jones, left SCIE on 30 March, after overseeing five years of fantastic achievement at SCIE. Andrea was formerly the Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission." "
Publication of serious case review - SCIE response to Michael Gove’s letter 30 March 2012Open
The Secretary of State’s letter highlights the importance of producing reports that can be learnt from, rather than be used to point the finger of blame. He clarifies that learning requires the need to explain why professionals acted in the way they did, along with what was getting in the way of them taking the right action at the right time.SCIE's Deputy Chief Executive, Amanda Edwards
The Dementia 2012 report and the Prime Minister’s speech 27 March 2012Open
This was the first time a Prime Minister has dedicated a speech to the issue of dementia. As the Care and Support White Paper is being drafted, it’s encouraging that politicians from across the political spectrum are talking about vital issues such as the quality of care that people with dementia receive. The Dementia 2012 report is valuable and it’s encouraging to hear that there will be a similar “state of play” report every year." "
Eligibility and assessment – making the Dilnot and Law Commission reports workab 20 March 2012Open
A new report is published today providing critical analysis of what needs to happen to make key aspects of the Dilnot and Law Commission recommendations workable. These publications, and much other work, will inform the Social Care White Paper expected shortly. The SCIE report concludes that there are significant issues over the implementation of reform that need to be addressed." "
- SCIE Report 57: Crossing the threshold: The implications of the Dilnot Commission and Law Commission reports for eligibility and assessment in care and support
Personalisation in a time of budget cuts 19 March 2012Open
People who use services and their carers can be fearful about whether personalisation will be sustained during a time of limited resources. SCIE has published a new report entitled People not processes: the future of personalisation and independent living. The report summarises the views of participants at two SCIE seminars held in 2011, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)." "
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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