Social Pedagogy: Developing and Maintaining Multi-Disciplinary Relationships in Residential Child Care

October 2017 Abstract “The task of building and maintaining effective multi-disciplinary relationships is a constant challenge for the residential child care sector in Scotland. The absence of effective multi-disciplinary collaboration has been cited regularly as a contributing factor to instances of poor and problematic practice. Social pedagogy has much to offer in terms of enablingContinue reading “Social Pedagogy: Developing and Maintaining Multi-Disciplinary Relationships in Residential Child Care”

New end of life care elearning pathway for nurses working in care homes

A new learning path designed for nurses working in care homes has been added to the End of Life Care for All (e-ELCA) elearning programme. It has been collated by Skills for Care, in collaboration with the Royal College of Nursing, and comprises introductory, core and additional elearning sessions which aim to support nurses workingContinue reading “New end of life care elearning pathway for nurses working in care homes”

Ambitions for Care Experienced young people and adults

Stuart Carlton reflects on a meeting with Ian Dickson – a retired social worker, Ofsted inspector, residential manager, and children’s rights advocate Support and preparation for life Firstly, time in care should be focused on always preparing for what lies ahead. Preparation for independence needs to be funded to include very practical preparations for whenContinue reading “Ambitions for Care Experienced young people and adults”

RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP

Niels P E T E R Rygaard This 2020 article describes the unique features of the Danish residency model, the challenges management and employees face in the increasing demands for continuing education and professionalization. As well as the Fairstart Foundation’s solutions, based on partnerships in many countries. Intro: Denmark has a long tradition of placesContinue reading “RESIDENTIAL CARE LEADERSHIP”

Care Home Energy Efficiency

The aim of the site is to help residential care homes operators identify the most appropriate energy efficiency upgrades to make to their buildings in order to save money on energy bills and improve the comfort of their residents. BRE has developed a bespoke energy assessment tool to identify the most appropriate improvements for YOURContinue reading “Care Home Energy Efficiency”

Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model

By SB on November 17, 2020 • ( 2 Comments ) This blog post was written by the Kedleston Group. More information about the Kedleston Group can be found in this article. It focuses on one of the schools in the Kedleston Group: Wings School in Nottinghamshire. The school is an independent therapeutic residential and day provider.Continue reading “Wings School Notts, Step Down Family Living Model”

Long Term Segregation

The Oversight Panel’s interim conclusions This document summarises the interim conclusions of the Oversight Panel. It outlines the headline findings from a thematic review of 26 independently chaired Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews (IC(E)TRs), from discussions with IC(E)TR independent chairs, and Panel meetings. These have been grouped in to 6 ‘improvement areas’. Against each ofContinue reading “Long Term Segregation”

Relationship-Centred Practice

First published in NAPA’s The Activity Providers Magazine (issue 1, summer 2021). We’ve all heard the phrase ‘a rough diamond’ to describe something  that has potential which is not immediately obvious at first look. The same could be said of human beings who do not have access to the best conditions for their self-development. Relationship-CentredContinue reading “Relationship-Centred Practice”

Reaching out to the world: Improving palliative care in care homes

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) | EAPC Blog Research only makes an impact to benefit people if it is implemented, warns Professor Sheila Payne, Emeritus Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, UK. Here, she explains how the findings of the European-funded PACE project have been adapted to a programme to improveContinue reading “Reaching out to the world: Improving palliative care in care homes”

Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina

Abstract By their very nature both man-made and natural disasters are unpredictable, and so we recommend that all health-care institutions be prepared. In this paper, the authors describe and make a number of recommendations, regarding the importance of crisis and turnaround management using as a model the New Orleans public health system and Tulane UniversityContinue reading “Crises and Turnaround Management: Lessons Learned from Recovery of New Orleans and Tulane University Following Hurricane Katrina”

The education of children living in children’s homes

Background This study covers: the full range of school-aged children living in children’s homes, including those attending primary schools, secondary schools and further education and skills (FES) providers a wide range of educational provision types, including state-funded, independent, mainstream and special education provisions the period between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 Main findingsContinue reading “The education of children living in children’s homes”

The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947

The Therapeutic Care Journal Standon Farm was opened in 1885 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society. It operated as a Certified Industrial School until 1926, and then as an Approved School from 1938. By the 1940s, Standon Farm was providing residential care and education for eighty boys aged ten to sixteen whoContinue reading “The case of Standon Farm Approved School, 1947”

Department for Education, Training and developing staff in children’s homes

Messages This research has demonstrated that in a reasonably good cross section of 20 children’s homes with a good or outstanding Ofsted rating, there was a wide array of training and development being undertaken. To a large degree this appeared to be meeting the basic needs of staff working in these homes, even though thereContinue reading “Department for Education, Training and developing staff in children’s homes”