SCIE news and events - 71 to 80
Dignity Action Day 01 February 2016Open
This is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public to uphold people's rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services. SCIE has helpful resources that you can use.
Embracing co-production: 4 new trustees for SCIE's board 25 January 2016Open
John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach join the board. SCIE is delighted to announce the arrival of four new trustees to the board. John Evans, Annie Hudson, Ossie Stuart and Rachael Wallach bring a wealth of experience and are looking forward to contributing ideas that can improve the lives of people who use services and their carers. They all believe in co-production so that service users, carers and care providers are all fully involved in major decisions about how people receive care and support
The four appointments will further strengthen our board. It’s important that the voice of service users and carers is heard from trustees and three of the new board members will be keeping SCIE to account when dealing with issues of co-production, equalities, diversity and human rights. In Annie we have someone with great experience of social work, and especially children’s social work. I welcome John, Annie, Ossie and Rachael to the board.SCIE's chair, Lord Michael Bichard
Church of England: Safeguarding audits 14 January 2016Open
The Church of England has published SCIE's independent audits of their safeguarding arrangements in four areas. Following this pilot, the Church has commissioned SCIE to support roll out across all 41 dioceses in England in 2016 and 2017.
SCIE commends the Church of England for taking such a proactive approach to auditing their safeguarding policies and practice. It's so important that influential organisations - such as the Church - recognise their role in safeguarding children and adults. SCIE auditors were impressed by the openness of staff in the four pilot areas, and their willingness to share and learn. We look forward to continuing to work with the Church of England as we support rollout of their audit process across all dioceses.SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter
Child protection, new resources and season's greetings. SCIE bulletin 16 December 2015Open
In this bulletin: New research on child protection and the government's response; a look back on 2015 and a look forward to 2016; new blogs; a vacancy for a web developer; and season's greetings from SCIE.
New end of life care guidelines 16 December 2015Open
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has launched the first guidelines for the NHS on improving care for people who are in their last days of life. NICE was asked to develop evidence-based guidelines on care of the dying adult. SCIE has a number of resources on end of life care.
'Greater efforts' needed on deprivation of liberty' - CQC 09 December 2015Open
The Care Quality Commission have published its sixth annual monitoring report on how hospitals and care homes in England are using the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Data from CQC’s own more robust and specialist inspection regime shows that there is variation between providers. This means that people are not consistently receiving the protections of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), which help to make sure that they are treated and cared for with dignity and respect, as much as possible in line with their own wishes. SCIE has several resources to support DoLS work and that of the Mental Capacity Act.
- Monitoring the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards report shows the need for greater efforts to protect vulnerable adults
Integration - Information sharing webinar and events 09 December 2015Open
People’s lives can be improved if their care and support is integrated between health and social care. Successful integration can happen when information sharing, between various agencies, is improved. However, it can be a challenging task for partner organisations, so there’s now guidance available, offering support. There’s an introductory webinar on 17 December, followed, in January and February, by workshops being held in English regions. The webinar will provide an overview of the new guidance and support available. The events and the guidance have been organised by NHS England and the North of England Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of the Better Care Support Team, to support the integration of Health and Social Care organisations including Pioneer sites, Vanguards and Integrated Personal Commissioning sites. The project manager involved can be emailed: Project manager email@example.com
Transferring from hospital to home. New guideline launched today 01 December 2015Open
A new NICE guideline, published today, focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. The guideline, developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care - a partnership led by SCIE, aims to ensure that people with social care needs get the support they need to leave hospital and prevent delayed discharge from care. SCIE is keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care. People’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.
It’s really good that the guideline focuses on what should happen in hospital, from admission onwards and throughout someone’s stay, so that their discharge isn’t rushed or unplanned. We’re keen to encourage good collaboration between health and social care, and people’s experience of transition between hospital and home is a key indicator on how well integration is working.SCIE's chief executive, Tony Hunter
- Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs
Care Act advocacy referrals ‘way below’ expected level 18 November 2015Open
Today, Community Care is reporting that Care Act advocacy referrals are ‘way below’ the expected level and that advocacy experts fear people are being left without support to challenge council decisions about their care. Councils say they are investigating low referral numbers and working to raise awareness of advocacy support. SCIE has a dedicated section of our website looking at providing independent advocacy and the Care Act
Complaints about social care 12 November 2015Open
Complaints statistics for adult social care have been published today. The areas most complained about within adult social care are: assessment and care planning; residential care; home care; charging and safeguarding. The Local Government Ombudsman received 2,803 complaints and enquiries about adult social care in 2014/15, which is 18% more than received the previous year. SCIE can support you with assessments (Care Act 2014); residential and home care (guidelines, training and an improvement website), and many safeguarding resources.
Steve Palmer, Press Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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