SCIE news and events

Named social worker project final report (23 July 2018)

How having a named social worker can contribute to people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes. Download the final report and you can sign up for a free webinar about the project on Tuesday 31 July.

SCIELine e Bulletin 20 July (20 July 2018)

Focusing on new e-Learning on child sexual exploitation. Plus a free webinar on 31 July for Named Social Workers.

Tackling child abuse and neglect (17 July 2018)

A new e-Learning course has been produced, raising awareness of child sexual exploitation for health, social care, education and other frontline staff. Plus an evaluation of the impact of the NWG network of practitioners’ Response Unit; looking to tackle CSE.

Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect (16 July 2018)

Abuse and neglect can have a long-lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of children and young people, so a fast and effective response is vital. A new NICE / SCIE quick guide gives an overview of evidence-based interventions that may be effective when working with children and young people who have experienced abuse or neglect. The guide also covers the principles that children and young people identified as being most important for the professionals who support them

Children's social care (11 July 2018)

Blog by Chair of All Party Parliamentary Group on Children, Tim Loughton MP, on thresholds for helping children in need.

More than four in five Directors of Children’s Services described a postcode lottery of support, where children facing similar problems get different levels of help early on depending on where they live, with almost two thirds saying this even applied to cases where the child was at more significant risk.

Tim Loughton MP

SCIE at the General Synod (09 July 2018)

Church Times article: 'The General Synod hears from abuse survivors and pledges reform of safeguarding.' SCIE spoke at the General Synod on working with the Church of England to support survivors of abuse.

SCIELine e bulletin 6 July (06 July 2018)

This edition focuses on Co-production Week with links to a webinar recording and a film of the Co-production Festival. Plus this week's announcements about the What Works for Children's Social Care, where SCIE is on the development team.

Founding Chair of What Works Centre (05 July 2018)

Sir Alan Wood has been appointed as Founding Chair of new Centre. SCIE is part of the development team setting up the Centre. There's also a report of stakeholders' views published today, plus a new website and twitter account. And Fanso - a young person, blogs about being part of the interviews for the Founding Chair.

For the first time the sector will have access to one place which will be the repository of best evidence and best practice in changing outcomes for children, and a dedicated champion for the application of robust standards of evidence in children’s social care research.

Sir Alan Wood

The Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill (04 July 2018)

The Mental Capacity Act (Amendment) Bill had its first reading in the House of Lords on 3rd July 2018. This Bill, once enacted, will introduce the replacement for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) scheme. It's a Bill 'to amend the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent, and for connected purposes.'

NAO's report - The health and social care interface: SCIE response (04 July 2018)

In the week the NHS turns 70, the National Audit Office have published a major report called ‘The health and social care interface’. The report looks at 16 challenges to improved joint working between health and social care, including finance, culture, structure and strategic issues.

As the NHS goes into its 71st year, let’s hope that integration occurs at scale and in an improved manner so that more and more people have better health and care experiences and outcomes.

SCIE's chief executive Tony Hunter

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