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Preparing for CQC assessment: Safeguarding adults - resource for directors of adult social services

This resource brings together some of the existing tools for audit, review and assurance to support sector led improvement in safeguarding adults.

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Partners in Care and Health and Adult PSW Network

A practical resource to help principal social workers prepare for Care Quality Commission assessment

The resource has been developed in response to conversations with, and feedback from principal social workers (PSWs), chairs of national and regional PSW networks and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services regional leads. It has also been informed by learning from the pilot sites, and tools and techniques from the worlds of coaching and learning and development.

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Care Act 2014: 10 years on – survey of lead members

In March and April 2024, the LGA sent an online survey to lead members for adult social care at English single-tier and county councils, to gather their insights on the impact of the 2014 Care Act a decade after receiving royal assent.

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The Care Act 2014: Ten years on from Royal Assent

The Care Act 2014: Ten years on from Royal Assent

A decade on since the Care Act received Royal Assent, our publication reflects on the extent to which the aims of the legislation have been achieved and, where they have not, what changes are needed to deliver fully on the Act’s ambitions.

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Adult mental health social care: Report from the findings of the 2023 insight survey

The findings of our adult mental health social care insight survey carried out in September 2023. The survey aimed to find out about current practices in mental health social care in order to help shape and inform our future support to councils as partners in integrated care boards.

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What good looks like: Values-based recruitment in adult social care

Evidence shows that values-based recruitment (VBR) can improve the recruitment and retention of people who perform better and are more satisfied in their care roles. This guide showcases good practice, success factors and evidence of what works in council-led VBR campaigns in different local contexts, to support sector-led improvement. It provides practical insights and advice for organisations wishing to adopt VBR, and a framework to help capture the impact of VBR campaigns.

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Adult social care assurance: A guide to support the development of your adult social care self-assessment (Part one)

This document is designed to support councils as they prepare for assurance of Adult Social Care (ASC) through assessment by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This document is designed to support councils as they prepare for assurance of adult social care (ASC) through assessment by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This guide was updated in March 2024 to reflect learning from the CQC pilot inspections and the most recent assessment framework for local authority assurance.

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Adult social care assurance: A guide to support the development of your adult social care self-assessment (Part two)

This document has been prepared by Partners in Care and Health (PCH) to support councils as they prepare for assurance of adult social care through assessment by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Giving children the best start in life: shining a spotlight on health visiting

Giving children the best start in life: Shining a spotlight on health visiting

These health visiting case studies illustrate the pivotal role health visitors play in ensuring children and families get the support they need in challenging times.

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International recruitment to adult social care: A guide for councils

International recruitment can help to boost workforce capacity, bring in additional skills and expertise, and provide a more diverse workforce. However, international recruitment to adult social care also creates the conditions that can enable exploitation of social care staff. The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of the international recruitment process as it relates to adult social care.

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