Guidance to assist local authorities in the UK involved in cross-border placements where an adult is being, or has been, placed by an English, Welsh or Scottish local authority or Northern Irish health and social care trust into accommodation in a different UK country.
Resources and services for Northern Ireland
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Review of the impact of the Social Care Governance workbook (NI)
This workbook uses a social care governance framework to support practitioners, managers and teams to reflect on and evaluate their practice and to make improvements.
This resource is for anyone interested in induction in social care in Northern Ireland. It provides an explanation of the Induction Standards produced by the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC).
Following a regional review of residential child care in 2007, the five health and social care (HSC) Trusts in Northern Ireland introduced 'therapeutic approaches' in a number of children's homes and in the regional secure units. The approaches were used to help staff understand how trauma effects children and young people. This report gives the results of an evaluation of these approaches. The five approaches evaluated were Sanctuary, CARE (Children and Residential Experiences), Social pedagogy, ARC (Attachment, Self-regulation and Competency) and MAP (Model of Attachment Practice). The evaluation looked at the evidence for each of the chosen models and explored their similarities and differences. It also gathered the experiences of key stakeholders – including managers, staff and young people – of using the models and their effects. The report also gives the results of an analysis of the patterns in reporting untoward incidents. Staff reported that the training did improve their practice and young people noticed a improved 'atmosphere'. The report is available as a pdf document and online resource.
At a glance 58: Therapeutic approaches to social work in residential child care settings
This video shows how children’s homes in Northern Ireland have introduced training in 'therapeutic approaches' for their residential child care staff. Find out how the approaches help staff gain a better understanding of how children's experiences affect them.
The mental health and wellbeing of children and adults in families where a parent has a mental health problem are closely linked. Not all families need health and social care services. However, those that do often struggle to get accessible and effective support that addresses children’s needs and recognises the parental responsibilities of many adults with mental health problems.
SCIE has produced Parental Mental Health interim and final evaluation reports and this At a glance briefing summarises what the implementation sites did, and the lessons learned.
SCIE guide on about working with parents who have mental health problems and their children
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