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Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Apr 2018

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Estimates are that between 40 to 60 percent of parents with a learning disability do not live with their children. This publication provides an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability, including case study examples of good practice.

The briefing aims to enable strategic leaders to:

  • understand the practice tensions in this area
  • become familiar with the key research
  • gain a greater understanding as to what will best support parents who have a learning disability.

Aimed at: Local authority strategic leaders and decision-makers. It will also be of interest to frontline managers and their staff.

Number of pages: 32

Product code: JT-SBT-001

Sexual exploitation and mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

frontline resources Published: Mar 2018

Sexual exploitation and mental health: Frontline Briefing (2018)

Local authorities have a responsibility to safeguard people from sexual exploitation. This publication explores the evidence relating to sexual exploitation and mental health and covers:

  • Signs of sexual exploitation
  • How to effectively engage with people who are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • The legislative and policy framework around sexual exploitation
  • How to personalise approaches to balance best practice with the situation, capacity, needs and wishes of the individual.

Aimed at: Practitioners, managers and workforce development teams.

Number of pages: 24
Preview available.
Product code: AD-FBR-008

Working with complexity: Evidence Review (2018)

evidence reviews Published: Mar 2018

Working with complexity: Evidence Review (2018)

Working with people and their families is complex, and our family settings and situations are dynamic and complicated. Our aspiration with this Evidence Review is to explore some specific areas of complexity, identifying relevant research and highlighting good practice.

In this review we focus on four key areas of complexity: Helping families work with complexity; Complexity in working with the Mental Capacity Act 2005; Working with risk and Working across the life course with people who have a learning disability. Some of the themes across these four areas interlink, and you will see as you read how they are connected.

The review is intended to support, as well as to promote discussion. We hope you find it thought-provoking and that it encourages debate around how you work with people.

Aimed at: People providing services, managers, learning and development teams, higher education institutions, senior leaders and anyone with an interest in the evidence base for this sector.

Number of pages: 126
Preview available.
Product code: AD-EVR-002

Assessment: Brief Guide (2018)

brief guides Published: Mar 2018

Assessment: Brief Guide (2018)

An adult social care assessment is a process which identifies what people want to achieve in order to maintain or improve their wellbeing, whilst having as much independence and control over their day-to-day life as possible This Brief Guide explains in simple terms what an assessment is and how it works, along with practical advice to help ensure they are effective.

Aimed at: People accessing services, carers and families, social care practitioners.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-021

Assets-based work with communities: Leaders' Briefing (2018)

leaders briefings Published: Mar 2018

Assets-based work with communities: Leaders' Briefing (2018)

Asset-based work with communities is part of a wider strengths-based approach, drawing on personalisation, community development, and co-production. When an approach is asset-based, it means that it consciously identifies and mobilises the assets - skills, gifts and resources - of people, communities and organisations.

The research is starting to address why asset-based work with communities can be difficult, ineffective and involve setbacks - but also how to learn from them. This Leaders’ Briefing sets out this knowledge, considering how its principles can be most effective.

Aimed at: Directors and senior managers.

Number of pages: 24
Preview available.
Product code: AD-LBR-006

Ensuring effective training for Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs): Strategic Briefing (2018)

strategic briefings Published: Mar 2018

Ensuring effective training for Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs): Strategic Briefing (2018)

The purpose of this briefing is to provide SAB chairs, board members and other relevant people with ideas as to how they can better assure themselves that adult safeguarding training commissioned or delivered on their behalf is of good quality and promotes the transfer of learning into practice. It focuses on:

  • the context within which adult safeguarding training takes place
  • the key challenges for training in adult safeguarding
  • best practice in ensuring the transfer of training and learning into improved practice, and better outcomes for adults at risk
  • best practice in evaluation of training so that SABs can improve their ability to know what difference their training and staff development activity is making.

Aimed at: Senior leaders, service leads and commissioners.

Number of pages: 24
Preview available.
Product code: AD-STB-016

Reducing emergency hospital admissions – what is the role of social care? Strategic Briefing

strategic briefings Published: Oct 2017

Reducing emergency hospital admissions – what is the role of social care? Strategic Briefing

This briefing explores how services can adopt strengths-based approaches when working with older people, to reduce the need for hospital admissions. It also builds an understanding of how preventable factors, such as loneliness, contribute to hospital admissions.

Case studies are used throughout, to demonstrate how local areas have used these approaches successfully in practice.

Aimed at: Senior managers, service leads and commissioners.

Number of pages: 20
Preview available.
Product code: AD-STB-015

Sexual Exploitation: Brief Guide (2017)

brief guides Published: Oct 2017

Sexual Exploitation: Brief Guide (2017)

This Brief Guide provides a clear and concise overview of the roles and responsibilities of social care services around the sexual exploitation of adults. Written for individuals accessing adult social care and their carers, it outlines what to expect of services and professionals in this area of work.

Aimed at: People accessing services, families and carers.

Number of pages: 6
Preview available.
Product code: AD-CUG-020

Evaluating family group conferences with adults: Practice Tool

practice tools and guides Published: Oct 2017

Evaluating family group conferences with adults: Practice Tool

This practice tool aims to support practitioners and managers who are already running a family group conference (FGC) service for adults, and those who are considering developing a service.

It provides an overview of:

  • The current evidence base regarding FGCs with adults.
  • The complexities of measuring the impact of FGCs on outcomes for adults and their families.
  • Practical ideas to support the evaluation of the process and outcomes of an FGC service for adults.

Aimed at: All those involved in adult family group conferences, including senior leaders, managers and coordinators already running or looking to set up a family group conference service for adults.

Number of pages: 28
Preview available.
Product code: AD-PTL-018

Making an outcomes approach work in practice: Frontline Briefing (2017)

frontline resources Published: Jun 2017

Making an outcomes approach work in practice: Frontline Briefing (2017)

This Frontline Briefing explores how we can support people using social care services to define the outcomes they want for themselves. It asks which approaches will work for everyone – people using services, staff and commissioners?

Updating and revising the original Key Issue published in 2014, it also includes policy context, definitions of outcomes and practical examples of outcomes-based practice.

Aimed at: Practitioners, managers and commissioners.

Number of pages: 24
Preview available
Product code: AD-FBR-007

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