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Developing strength-based working locally - evidence to consider: Strategic Briefing

upcoming publications Published: Feb 2019

Developing strength-based working locally - evidence to consider: Strategic Briefing

Strength-based working is an intuitively positive direction of travel, widely signed up to across the sector at a strategic level right through to practice. This Strategic Briefing discusses the evidence which sits behind this concept, including an overview of specific models, and the type of information to consider when deciding on an approach. It aims to support strategic leaders in developing and communicating a locally relevant approach to strength-based working.

Aimed at: Managers.

Embedding strength-based working across the system: Frontline Briefing

upcoming publications Published: Feb 2019

Embedding strength-based working across the system: Frontline Briefing

Local authorities are implementing the concept of strength-based working across the country. This Frontline Briefing investigates how this movement can be maximised across the wider social care workforce by embedding and cascading the different models alongside adults, carers and other partners, including providers and commissioners.

Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.

Care and support later in life - a transition: Practice Tool

upcoming publications Published: Feb 2019

Care and support later in life - a transition: Practice Tool

Transitions can occur at all stages of life. The transition from being independent, needing no care and support, or from having no professionals in your life to having professional involvement, can feel very difficult.

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Social worker in a mental health team: more than an AMHP: Poster

upcoming publications Published: Feb 2019

Social worker in a mental health team: more than an AMHP: Poster

Aimed at: Practitioners.

Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

frontline resources Published: Dec 2018

Person-centred approaches to adult mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

Person-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.

Number of pages: 24

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Product code: AD-FBR-010

 

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Aug 2018

Transitional safeguarding - adolescence to adulthood: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Diverse approaches are taken in safeguarding practice across Adults’ and Children’s Services. 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.

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.

Number of pages: 28

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Product code: JT-SBT-002

Applying research to social care practice: RiPfA RPU 137 August 2018 (open access)

policy scopes Published: Jul 2018

Applying research to social care practice: RiPfA RPU 137 August 2018 (open access)

Research in Practice (RiP) and Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA) have been in the business of evidence-informed practice for 22 and 13 years respectively. During that time, we’ve worked to bring together research messages with practice wisdom, making sure they are combined with the voices of people who use services: developing a culture that is informed by evidence and grounded in professional judgement.

We’ve learned that getting the messages from academic study directly into social care work is a multi-faceted operation. It is not easy, and it is certainly not linear. It depends, in varying proportions, on interactions between an individual practitioner, their team, researchers, the organisational context, academic culture, and the wider environment.

This month’s Research and Policy Update explores some of the latest thinking on how to navigate this effectively and examines the role of link officers in social care organisations.

This resource is open access and free to download.

Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide (2018)

brief guides Published: Jun 2018

Mental Health Act assessments: Brief Guide (2018)

The Mental Health Act (1983) is the main piece of legislation that covers the assessment, treatment and rights of people with a mental health disorder. This Brief Guide aims to provide accessible, clear information that supports people and carers throughout the Mental Health Act assessment process.

Aimed at: Adults and carers

Number of pages: 6
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Product code: AD-CUG-022

Risks, rights, values and ethics: Frontline Briefing (2018)

frontline resources Published: Jun 2018

Risks, rights, values and ethics: Frontline Briefing (2018)

Working with people is complex and when we are working with people who may be taking risks, it’s imperative to understand how we might balance their human rights, while enabling them to be safe and to live a full life. Building on Research in Practice for Adults’ work around risk enablement, this Frontline Briefing looks at what we bring as practitioners in terms of:

  • our own perspective
  • balancing risks and rights
  • recognising the role that our own values and ethics may play in our practice


Aimed at: Practitioners and managers.


Number of pages: 20
Preview available.
Product code: AD-FBR-009

Annual Review 2017-18

delivery programme Published: Jun 2018

Annual Review 2017-18

The Research in Practice for Adults Annual Review showcases our programme of work across 2017-18.

It provides an overview of key topics that have been focused on, as well as links to relevant learning materials. This includes publications, workshops, webinars, Research and Policy Updates, Case Law and Legal Summaries and blogs. It also details bespoke projects and other support available for Partners and non-partners alike.

Individuals can use the publication to map specific materials to their learning and development needs, as well as a guide to Research in Practice for Adults resources.

The Research in Practice for Adults Annual Review is open access.  

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