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Covid-19 and safeguarding

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Lines, squares and flat surfaces at different angles

Right now, in the heart of a coronavirus pandemic, we are all feeling vulnerable. But even now, when we all need protection, people receiving social care services are often seen as being at additional risk. SCIE's Hugh Constant returns with a timely blog considering the challenges of maintaining familiar safeguarding processes in an unfamiliar situation.

From DoLS to LPS: an important time for mental capacity

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A caring cuddle

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.

Improving the quality of adult social care services is a shared endeavour

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“No single person or organisation can improve the quality of adult social care on their own” says Donna Campbell, Assistant Ombudsman for adult social care with the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. “Everyone who uses, provides, commissions, oversees or …

Keeping children and young people safe from abuse

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Whilst awareness of child abuse and neglect has increased greatly in recent years, Professor Corinne May-Chahal and her colleagues at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are keen to see more protection and support for children, young …

New safeguarding adults protocol for preventing pressure ulcers published

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Many of you will doubtless be familiar with our Chief Social Worker for Adults Lyn Romeo’s blog where she regularly sets out her beliefs, values and objectives for advancing the quality, value and breadth of adult social work in England. …

How information sharing can lead to safer care for children

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From helping families living in poverty to intervening in cases of neglect and domestic violence, child and family social workers are valued professionals. To be fully equipped for this varied and demanding role they need the right tools. Lucy Butler, …

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 …