SCIE press release

NICE quality standards: Dementia; Looked After Children

03 April 2013

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have today published two quality standards; one on dementia and one on looked after children. Here is SCIE's statement.

We are very pleased to welcome the first NICE quality standards for social care. I am glad that the initial focus of NICE's social care activity will help to improve standards of care and support for people living with dementia and the health and well-being of looked-after children and young people. They deserve the very best that we can provide.

We can be confident that these quality standards are soundly based, having been developed from guidance, jointly produced by NICE and SCIE, and then subject to expert review and extensive consultation. But as thorough as this process has been, the real work starts now. Quality standards will only make a difference if they are shared with service users and carers and are known about, understood and acted upon by commissioners, providers and their staff. SCIE will be working with NICE to support the widespread dissemination of the quality standards throughout the social care community and we look forward to seeing this good practice being embedded in service delivery.

SCIE's Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe


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