A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators

The consultation paper A Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children andYoung People, published in November 2005, set out proposals for developing andimplementing an outcome-focused, intelligence-led and proportionate approach to theinspection of services for children and young people. It included a development andimplementation timetable leading to the introduction of a coherent system of inspectionby theContinue reading “A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators”

What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?

Martin Lowthian, Quality and Governance Expert, Posted 18 February 2020 “In social care, as a regulated sector, we have an obligation to ensure that we are providing a service that is, at the very least, compliant with the standards and regulations defined in the country or countries we provide care and support. In order toContinue reading “What is the real value of a Mock Social Care Inspection?”

Care home concerns

“One from the Archive“, Community Care 2001. (Residential Forum) “The new inspection and regulation regime for care homes will mean a major shake-up of the sector. It will also cast light on the efficacy or otherwise of private public partnerships, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.” “The aim is not to cause chaos in the sector but toContinue reading “Care home concerns”

Proposed national standards for unregulated accommodation

A consultation on the proposals, published on 24 May 2021, lists four standards – leadership and management, protection, accommodation, and support. Deadline: The consultation closes on 19 July 2021. CYP Now Source: https://www.cypnow.co.uk/news/article/government-sets-out-proposed-national-standards-for-unregulated-accommodation

What is the relationship of care work and love?

Jonathan Stanley, Residential Forum member, writes: Over Christmas there may be a moment for us to reflect on the relationship of care work and love. This is the focus for the National Centre of Excellence for Residential Child Care (NCERCC) review of the collaboration special issue of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC)Continue reading “What is the relationship of care work and love?”

‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’

‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’             The Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for regulation of supported and semi-supported accommodation for children aged 16 and above. About 5,000 looked-after children in England are in this kind of accommodation – a 70% rise in a decade. Currently, theseContinue reading “‘My boyfriend was killed in the care system’”

New institutionalisation following acute hospital admission: a retrospective cohort study

Age and Ageing, Volume 46, Issue 2, 1 March 2017, Pages 238–244, https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw188 Published: 15 October 2016                                      Abstract Background institutionalisation following acute hospital admission is common and yet poorly described, with policy documents advising against this transition.Continue reading “New institutionalisation following acute hospital admission: a retrospective cohort study”