Promoting child-friendly approaches in the area of migration

A review of standards, guidance and practices from 2019 Stephanie Rap, Council of Europe Worth a read – although there is a lot of it! Download the PDF from Academia Source: https://www.academia.edu/resource/work/41616427

The residential practice framework: Integrating research and knowledge with practice

Marie Connolly 2009, but still lots of interesting stuff on residential care from New Zealand Child, Youth and Family journal – including a practice framework. Social Work Now source: https://www.academia.edu/resource/work/18570374

What is an intergenerational care nursery like?

There are many well documented benefits of Intergenerational Care to children and the elderly, but what does it look like in practice? ​​Intergenerational care is a program that embraces the younger and older generations by providing care and activities in an environment shared between them. The benefits of an intergenerational care setting are immense forContinue reading “What is an intergenerational care nursery like?”

Here’s the thing with DoLS… Reflections on the LGO’s recommendations to Kent County Council

“I, like many of you, have been following the latest chapter in the DoLS saga with interest. I am referring, of course, to the Local Government Ombudsman’s report regarding Kent County Council’s delays in processing standard authorisations and Kent County Council’s, frankly very honest, response to those Ombudsman’s recommendations. But, of course, in 2009, theContinue reading “Here’s the thing with DoLS… Reflections on the LGO’s recommendations to Kent County Council”

The Dementia Podcast

Professor Colm Cunningham The Dementia Podcasts provides the latest research, expertise and currency of knowledge from the HammondCare Dementia Centre and our guests. The podcasts address the latest in thinking and practice issues, which include a series of podcast focusing on key issues including ‘talking’ design and ‘talking’ behaviours. It considers both clinical and practiceContinue reading “The Dementia Podcast”

Opportunity led working in residential child care

Jonathan Stanley of NCERCC introduces the first of a 3-part series addressing important practice matters that otherwise might be forgotten, or overlooked, or more worrying today, re-defined. Opportunity led working Matching as mirroring Gratitude Why this? Why now? The Care Review has asked for views about the role and task of Residential Child Care. IfContinue reading “Opportunity led working in residential child care”

“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

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”

Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Interim findings from a qualitative study Abstract Background: From late February 2020, English care homes rapidly adapted their practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to accommodating new guidelines and policies, staff had to adjust to rapid reconfiguration of services external to the home that they would normally depend upon for support. ThisContinue reading “Care homes, their communities, and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic”

Five features to look for in a care home and why

Written by Jenny Kartupelis posted on: January 29, 2021 We have all become well aware of the terrible effects of Covid-19 on care homes for older people – not only the tragic loss of life, but also the way in which the necessary precautions have exacerbated the potential problems to be found in residential settings. Continue reading “Five features to look for in a care home and why”

Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International

The Spark of Life Model of Care is an innovative and high performing best practice model that humanises the culture of care. It enables aged care homes and services to become vibrant and values based places to work and learn. The model infuses a heart-centred attitude to implement the essence of person-centred care. In addition, the modelContinue reading “Spark of Life Model of Care – Dementia Care International”

Human encounters: The core of everyday care practice

Abstract Although there is increasing recognition within health and social care policy that relationships are central within ‘people work’, little attention is given to exploring the nature and purpose of these within everyday care practice. Social pedagogues appreciate that human relationships, in all their complexity, are intrinsically valuable and, therefore, central to everyday care practice.Continue reading “Human encounters: The core of everyday care practice”

How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

…action research on low-level self-harm that does not have the intention to take life, or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and how to reduce it in a #residentialcare setting.