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Implementing Integrated Care Systems to Provide Consistent Care for All

Year after year, the cost of adult social care continues to rise and stretch local authorities’ budgets. Between 2020 and 2021, it rose by £1.6 billion. In this video, Frances O’Callaghan, Designated Chief Executive of the North Central London Integrated Care Board shares how the board has worked collaboratively with other organisations to deliver high-quality patient care and improve health inequalities despite lack of funding.

Using apprenticeships to support recruitment and retention in social care

There were 1.9 million requests for adult social care support received by local authorities in 2020-21, according to NHS Digital. We heard from Skills for care about improving recruitment and retention in the social care sector with the use of apprenticeships to help meet the demands for social care requests.

Enhancing Care in Care Homes through Integrated Care Systems

The Enhanced Health in Care Homes Model sets out a plan for improving care in care homes using multi-disciplinary teams. This article outlines the methodology of the model and the criteria for success.

A new strategy for Health and Social Care: The CQC Perspective

Covid-19 has shaken up health and social care, possibly forever. The CQC has been analysing healthcare during the impact of pandemic, coming up with a dynamic new strategy in an attempt to future-proof care providers in the event of another crisis.

Improving Outcomes for People with Multiple Disadvantages

Doncaster Council’s Pat Hagan and Debbie McKinney spoke to us about the big vision for Doncaster Town Centre, the importance of ‘people and place’ to achieving this, and the Complex Lives Alliance integrated delivery model.

Children in Care : Tailoring Local Government Support Services for Care Leavers

Mark Riddell MBE, National Implementation Adviser for Care Leavers Department for Education, spoke about tailoring support for care leavers at The Children in Care Conference, 2021.

Children in Care: Planning for Recovery After Covid-19: Changing Care Needs and New Challenges

Michelle Lee-Izu, Corporate Director for Children's Services Development and Innovation, spoke at The Children in Care Conference, 2021.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Partnership Working, and Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment

Paul D'Iverno, HMI Specialist Advisor Child Protection Ofsted, spoke about multi-agency safeguarding arrangements at The Child Safeguarding and Young People Conference, 2020.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: Real-Time Monitoring of Substance Abusing Parents

Chris Miller, Chair at Harrow Local Safeguarding Children's Board spoke about monitoring drug and substance abuse in parents as a new way of safeguarding children, at The Child Safeguarding and Young People Conference, 2020.

Safeguarding Children and Young People: The Barnardos See, Hear, Respond Programme

Amanda Naylor, Head of See Hear Respond Programme at Barnardos, spoke about the impact of the programme at The Child Safeguarding Conference, 2020.

Adult Safeguarding 2021: Working Together To Create a Committed Safeguarding Adults Board

Annie Callanan, Independent Chair of the Croydon and West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board, spoke at The Adult Safeguarding Conference, 2021 about creating committed partnerships for safeguarding.

Adult Safeguarding 2021: Making Safeguarding Personal

Liz Hanley, ADASS Safeguarding Policy Network Co-Lead, spoke about improving safeguarding outcomes through taking a personalised approach at The Adult Safeguarding Conference, 2021.

Using Technology to Improve Communication Between Health and Social Care Providers 

When implemented effectively, technology can be used in the NHS to improve communication between health and social care providers. This case study looks at the expansion of the East London patient records.

Real-Time Monitoring of Substance Misusing Parents; a New Way to Protect Children?

This case study examines a pilot in Harrow which utilises technology that gives real time recordings of the alcohol or drugs in an individual’s system. It shows us how we can deploy technology to keep children safe in complex family environments.

How Barnardo’s See, Hear, Respond Partnership is Safeguarding Children During the Covid-19 Crisis

It is clear that the pandemic has had, and will continue to have, an impact on children’s welfare. Community organisations and institutions such as schools, who would usually be able to monitor and safeguard children, are not having the same contact with children as before.

Abuse and Neglect of Older People – What can we do to stop it?

The abuse and neglect of older people remains a largely hidden issue, which leaves hundreds of thousands of older people experiencing, or at risk of, avoidable harm. There are now nearly 12 million people aged 65 or over in the UK with the average age of the UK population rising.