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The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a leading values-driven improvement agency

We improve the lives of people of all ages by co-producing, sharing, and supporting the use of the best available knowledge and evidence about what works in social care and social work.

We offer a wide range of tailored and flexible improvement support including training and e-learning.

What we offer

Expert advice and consultancy support to drive improvements across children’s, families and adult’s health and social care.

Training and e-learning

Our courses are developed in collaboration with the sector and delivered by subject matter experts.

Care themes

Guidance, advice and better practice resources across a range of key care themes and priority areas.


Our collection of training, improvement support, consultancy and resources is designed to help local authorities, health and care providers, safeguarding boards, churches and faith groups to safeguard those at risk.


Co-production training and resources for health and social care managers commissioners, frontline practitioners, people who use services and carers.

Mental Capacity Act (MCA)

Information, guidance, and accredited training for care and health staff to support, protect and empower people who may lack capacity.

Accelerating Reform Fund programme

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a £42.6 million Accelerating Reform Fund (ARF) to boost the quality and accessibility of adult social care by supporting innovation and scaling, and kickstarting a change in services to support unpaid carers.

DHSC has appointed SCIE to provide hands-on support to local areas in developing local partnerships and delivering projects, ensuring participants benefit from valuable shared learnings, peer support and expert insights across the country.