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From DoLS to LPS: an important time for mental capacity

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Sometime in the next few months, the transition from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) will begin. Hugh Constant, Head of Practice Development, Consultancy and Training at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, looks ahead to what the changes will mean in practice.

Working together: the long term plan for social work and mental health

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The NHS Long Term Plan has set out an ambitious vision for the development of our health and care services over the next 10 years. Its success is dependent upon positive, transparent and collaborative relationships between social care, public health, housing and other services dedicated to happier, healthier, more independent lives. Mark Trewin explains what this means for mental health and social work services...

This working group was certainly expert in young people's mental health

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Being in care is like living in a fish bowl because you have to repeat the same story over and over again to different professionals This quote is from a young person, with whom Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) …

NCAS 2017: SCIE talks assets, innovation, integration and more...

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"Sunshine might be in short supply in Bournemouth next week as delegates gather for the NCAS conference, but a few days by the seaside can be rejuvenating," says Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, as he …

A young adult carer’s perspective 2: care, sleep, care – repeat

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Lavinia Scott (24) remembers the early days of her caring role very well – it started when she was around eight years old as her mother endured a series of mental health issues including severe depression. In this third and final blog …

NCAS 2016: A chance to share perspectives on improving mental health support for children and young people in care

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Policy session: Improving the mental health and wellbeing of looked after and adopted children, young people and care leavers Wednesday 2 November, 3.45 – 4.45pm, Charter 2 Former Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) President Alison O’Sullivan joins psychiatric …

Connect, communicate and care on World Suicide Prevention Day

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"I have met many parents who have lost a child to suicide," explains Louis Appleby, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester and Chair of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. "They are looking for explanations, they often want to …