Social work students: Key SCIE resources
All of SCIE’s resources support the core curriculum for social work education and training. The topics listed below highlight a selection of our resources which can support you in your studies.
Co-production: Involvement of people who use services and their carers
People can and should be supported to participate in the planning, development and delivery of their care and support. Our resources show how people of all ages and backgrounds can take part, influence and control services.
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- SCIE’s co-production resources
- Co-production in social care: What it is and how to do it
- Have we got co-production news for you – Social Care TV videos
- SCIE Report 53: Towards co-production: Taking participation to the next level
- People not processes: the future of personalisation and independent living
- Eight videos on Social Work Education Participation videos on Social Care TV
- eLearning – Personalisation: eLearning: Getting to know you
One of the key responsibilities of a social worker is to help assess people's support needs. Assessment is about critically analysing information from a range of sources to determine need, eligibility and risk.
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- Facts about FACS 2010: A guide to Fair Access to Care Services (Due to be updated end Nov 2013)
- Crossing the threshold: The implications of the Dilnot Commission and Law Commission reports for eligibility and assessment in care and support
- Assessment in social work: a guide for learning and teaching
- Evaluating outcomes in social work education
- Reablement. eLearning. How to support people to regain the ability to look after themselves following illness or injury
- eLearning: Adult safeguarding resource
- SCIE Report 65: Early intervention: decision-making in local authority children’s services (2013)
Human growth and development
Social workers need to understand how we become who we are. Human growth and development (HGD) is a central element of qualifying social work education. SCIE's work on this area focuses on mental health, disability and older people. It looks at how far teaching and learning reflects current policies on personalisation.
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Integration and multi-agency working
People often use a range of services – social care, health care, housing, criminal justice system, children's and adults' services. Evidence shows that when these services are well coordinated or integrated, this leads to better outcomes for individuals, and more efficient use of resources.
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- SCIE’s integration resources
- Integration: step by step
- Factors that promote and hinder joint and integrated working between health and social care services
- Integration: Implications for people who use services, practitioners, organisations and researchers
- Child protection: improving partnership working between hospitals and local authorities
- Safeguarding children videos on Social Care TV
- Social Care TV: Safeguarding adults: lessons from the murder of Steven Hoskin
- Integrated working for better outcomes
- Dying well at home: the case for integrated working
Law and social work
The law relating to social work can be complex. Our resources introduce the importance and relevance of law in social work practice and training. The resources help to show how the law can underpin and support social work values.
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- SCIE Report 50: Safeguarding adults at risk of harm: A legal guide for practitioners
- SCIE Report 66: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: putting them into practice
- Report 64: Reviewing the impact of the Social care governance workbook
- SCIE Report 62: Managing the transfer of responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a resource for local authorities and healthcare commissioners
- Guide 15: Dignity in care guide
- Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Resource
- eLearning: Managing risk, minimising restraint
- eLearning: Law and social work
- Guide 13: Learning, teaching and assessment of law in social work education
These resources explore the importance of effective communication with people who use care services and their families.
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