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Care Act 2014

Resources and support to help implement the Care Act 2014

Introduction to children's social care

This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of Children’s Social Care (CSC) and the relevant legislation and policy framework. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.

Adult safeguarding: sharing information

Part of Care Act 2014

This guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. The guide focuses on the sharing of sensitive or personal information between the local authority and its safeguarding partners (including GPs and health, the police, service providers, housing, regulators and the Office of the Public Guardian) for safeguarding purposes.

Gaining access to an adult suspected to be at risk of neglect or abuse: a guide for social workers and their managers in England

Part of Care Act 2014

The guide has been created to provide information on legal options for gaining access to adults suspected to be at risk of abuse or neglect. The safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 apply to an adult who: has needs for care and support (whether or not the local authority is meeting any of those needs); is experiencing, or at risk of, abuse or neglect; as a result of those care and support needs is unable to protect themselves from either the risk of, or the experience of, abuse or neglect. The guide is intended as a source of reference in situations of uncertainty, rather than as a learning tool, laying out the potential routes to resolution. Sections of the guide discuss: practical issues and principles in adults safeguarding; the difficulties and duties involved in gaining access; and the legal powers that may be required in gaining access. Links to information on the relevant legislation and case law are included throughout the guide.

Safeguarding and quality in commissioning care homes

This guidance aims to support NHS and local authority commissioners of care homes to ensure that safeguarding is central to the commissioning process and a primary concern for residential and nursing care home providers.

Sexual, reproductive and mental health: unprotected and risky sex

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning resource on unprotected and risky sex is one of 8 modules developed to help mental health professionals deal with aspects of sexual and reproductive health in the context of mental illness. The module covers safe and unsafe sex, including condom use and barriers to using condoms, the diversity of sexual practices, sex and the law.

Interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC): key policy and legislation with implications for interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC): a timeline of examples 1968-2008

Part of e-Learning courses

One of a series of e-learning resources which explore the nature of interprofessional and inter-agency collaboration (IPIAC) and improving collaborative practice. The resource provides an interactive timeline of collaboration-related policy and legislation from 1968 to 2008. It aims to help the reader find collaboration-related examples of policy, commissioned reports and legislation in England and Wales with additional examples relating to people who use care services and to carers.

Communication skills: providing information and explaining

Part of e-Learning courses

This e-learning resource uses a video scenario to help you develop your observation, listening and interviewing skills and to become more aware of your own subjectivity.  Different ways of asking questions will be considered in more depth and you will have the opportunity to try out some creative approaches to gathering information using diagrams or art-based tools.

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