SCIE news and events - 261 to 270

  • Tackling social isolation and loneliness 16 May 2012Open

    I can clearly see that social care has an absolutely unique contribution to make and a voice that needs to be heard, and that Scie is in an excellent position to articulate that in an authoritative way. “Preventing loneliness and social isolation among older people” is written in collaboration with Contact the Eldery

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  • Therapeutic approaches to child care in Northern Ireland 11 May 2012Open

    Children and young people in care are among the most vulnerable in society, with young people in residential children’s homes having some of the highest levels of need. An evaluation, and Social Care TV film, being launched today at Stormont, highlight how the use of therapeutic approaches is helping staff in Northern Ireland to support young people in residential care.

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  • Queen’s Speech – SCIE response 09 May 2012Open

    We welcome today’s commitment to addressing the important challenges facing social care. There are lots of urgent issues that the bill needs to tackle. We are ready to play our part in supporting what needs to be done to deliver on these priorities

    SCIE Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe

  • 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).

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    Contact: cathiewilliams@btinternet.com

  • 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.

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  • 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

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