SCIE news and events

Named social worker project final report (03 August 2018)

Having a named social worker can contribute to people with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs achieving better outcomes. This project has looked at how they and their family can be in control of decisions about their own future, and are supported to live with the dignity and independence which we all strive for. The final report is now published and there's also a recording of a webinar, held in late July, looking at the issues that the final report brought up.

Multi-disciplinary teams (26 July 2018)

Integrated care requires professionals and practitioners from across different sectors to work together around the needs of people, their families and their communities. Multidisciplinary teams can help professionals in health and care services to collaborate successfully. A new highlights report shows a snapshot of practice.

What Works Centre local partners announced (24 July 2018)

The new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has announced the names of 21 Wave One local authorities and trusts that it will work with to co-develop research, and co-design and test products and services to support the use of evidence. SCIE is part of the development team of the Centre.

Learn and move on – our approach to co-designing research, products and services

Sir Alan Wood, Founding Chair of the What Works Centre for Children's Social Care

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.

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