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New resources on supervision, mental health and transitional safeguarding

19 December 2018

New resources on supervision, mental health and transitional safeguarding

Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) has released several new publications on key topics, bringing together the latest evidence to support practice:

  • Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline Briefing
  • Supervision: Change Project Resources (online)
  • Transitional safeguarding: adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing

An accompanying Mapping Resource (PDF) provides details of each new release, including the audience for each resource, as well as identifying a selection of related publications from the RiPfA back catalogue. 


Supervision: Change Project Resources (online)

Supervision Change Project Resources (online)All social care workers should have supervision. These resources build on Care Act 2014 principles and argue that the ultimate purpose of supervision in adult social care is to promote the wellbeing of adults and carers.

The resources aim to support and develop a greater understanding of why supervision matters and everyone’s role in making it work well. The resources include sections on the purpose of supervision, the context of supervision, the 4x4x4 model of supervision, and tools for putting the learning into practice.

Aimed at: All staff who receive and / or deliver supervision.

Access: Partners of Research in Practice for Adults can access the resource by logging into their RiPfA account.


Transitional safeguarding: adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic BriefingDiverse approaches can be observed between adults’ and children’s safeguarding. These differences present challenges for those seeking to effectively safeguard adolescents into adulthood and young people can feel ill-equipped for the change in practice culture they experience as they become adults. Safeguarding is a field where binary notions of childhood and adulthood have prevailed.       

This briefing, jointly produced by Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults, explores how a transitional approach to safeguarding could be developed. It looks at approaches to safeguarding adolescents and young adults fluidly across developmental stages that builds on the best available evidence, learns from both children’s and adults’ safeguarding practice and which prepares young people for their adult lives.

Aimed at: Senior leaders and managers involved in safeguarding children and/or adults, in particular those with responsibility for designing and developing services and leading practice.

Paperback price: £10.00 (no VAT to pay).

Download price: £12.00 (includes VAT).


Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline Briefing

Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline BriefingPerson-centred care and support is a fundamental principle within adult social care. This Frontline Briefing explores how this can be applied in mental health settings and services, using research and evidence to support practitioners in seeing the person not the diagnosis.

The briefing supports the view that the capacity for mental distress is part of the universal human experience. Attempts to understand and respond to distress should look beyond the individual and towards their experiences, relationships, identity, social capital and resources.

Aimed at: Practitioners working in adult social care.

Paperback price: £12.00 (no VAT to pay).

Download price: £14.40 (includes VAT).

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