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Named Social Worker: baseline report

Part of Named Social Worker

This Baseline report brings together the core hypothesis that each of the six pilot sites involved in the Named Social Worker programme is testing, an analysis of emerging themes, an outline of the programme’s approach to evaluation and mini case studies illustrating different elements of implementation.

Self-neglect policy and practice: research messages for practitioners

Part of Self-neglect

This briefing highlights key findings for practitioners from research which looked policies and practices that have produced positive outcomes in self-neglect work. The original research drew on a survey 53 local authorities and a series of in-depth interviews with 20 managers, 42 practitioners in adult social care and in safeguarding, and 29 people who use services. Findings from the interviews found that that there was no clear lifestyle patters which led to self-neglect. Factors that were seen as instrumental in supporting good outcomes in self-neglect work included: the importance of relationships; 'finding’ the person through understanding their life history; understanding of legal duties and powers; making use of creative interventions; and effective multi-agency working. The final section looks at the organisational infrastructure for self-neglect work. Key themes were: strong inter-agency strategic ownership; clear referral pathways; reliable data; a range of coherent mechanisms for turning strategic commitments into operational reality.

Care leavers' stories: Matt Langsford

In one of 17 interviews conducted as part of the Care Leaver's Stories Project, Matt Langsford talks about his life before, during and after care. The full interview is in three parts and a film summary and transcript are also available. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and developed by SCIE in partnership with the British Library, enabled care experienced people to record their life stories on digital video.

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.

Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE): challenges and rewards

This film for Newly Qualified Social Workers, social work employers, supervisors, educators and students, highlights the importance of the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). Social workers talk about their experiences of the ASYE and the challenges and rewards of this important first year.

Supervision in an integrated setting

This film for health, mental health and social care managers, staff and people who use services shows how the quality of social work in an integrated mental health setting can be enhanced by complementing line management supervision with clinical and professional supervision.

Managing practice

This guide provides information and knowledge to support critical thinking and methods so that first line managers can apply, adapt and develop the material to their own particular work environment, current priorities and as an aid to their own continuing professional development.

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