Further information and resources - Ensuring assessment is appropriate and proportionate
- The LGA is producing guidance on assessments, bringing together available resources as these appear.
- The Carer’s Trust have produced a guide for carers to the new Care Act.
- ADASS Carer’s Policy Network are producing a guide to a whole family approach to assessment
- SCIE’s Safeguarding resources.
- SCIE’s Advocacy resources.
- SCIE's resources on transition to adulthood.
- SCIE’s process map and overview of the core principles provide further context on the assessment and eligibility process.
- NB C&F guidance on parent carer assessment, due 2015.
Other useful resources
- Research in Practice for adults has many resources for practitioners in social care around the Care Act, including guides to good decision-making – please note only partner organisations can access these in full.
- SCIE’s guide to co-production in social care.
- A guide to questioning skills from Mind Tools, which you might find useful when reflecting on the assessment process.
- A guide to skilful questioning and active listening from the London Deanery.
- The College of Social Work has produced a guide to the implications of the Care Act on practice which includes advice for social workers on the judgements made during assessments.
- Think Local Act Personal’s Care & Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to social care words and phrases and what they mean
- SCIE can deliver inhouse training on assessment and eligibility, and other Care Act related issues.
- Skills for Care has developed materials with The College of Social Work to support the adult social care workforce with the changes. This will include topics on first contact.
- Skills for Care has developed training slides to cover supporting the person’s involvement, appropriate and proportionate assessment and integrated assessment.
- Carers UK have e-learning courses for professionals working with carers which includes the key elements of assessment under the Care Act.