What we do

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. We are an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

We gather and analyse knowledge about what works and translate that knowledge into practical resources, learning materials and services including training and consultancy. Our work helps to improve the knowledge and skills of those working in care services. This includes managers, frontline staff, commissioners and trainers. People and their families who use these services also use our resources.

SCIE aims to co-produce all our work with people who use services, carers, support workers and equalities groups. We are committed to co-production and have developed a set of principles and a strategy to achieve this. SCIE's Co-production Network guides and supports our activities and approach.



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