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Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern COVER

Understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern and how to support effective outcomes

The purpose of this framework is to offer support in making decisions about safeguarding concerns. It offers a framework to support practice, recording and reporting, in order to impact positively on outcomes for people and on the level of accountability for those outcomes.

End of life care: guide for councils COVER

End of life care: guide for councils

Councils have a key role to play in helping people to die well and with dignity. This guide sets out how councils in England can play that role. The focus of this guide is adults during the final 12 months of their lives but the general principles also apply to children and young people. End of life care is loosely defined as the last year of life, but accurate predictions are difficult, which makes planning, preparation and embedding good practice important.

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal

This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).

Social care and obesity COVER

Social care and obesity

Obesity places high demands on social care and exerts significant pressures on costs and resources, yet it is often overlooked.

Practical examples of Making Safeguarding Personal from commissioners and providers of health and social care COVER

Practical examples of Making Safeguarding Personal from commissioners and providers of health and social care

This briefing offers examples of positive practice across four domains, namely how commissioners and providers engage with individuals and their families, support and develop their staff, promote and embed values-based leadership and culture, and work together.

community health and care discharge and crisis care model

Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement

Supporting people at home (the ethos of Home First from hospital) and discharge to assess are approaches promoted through the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Requirements first published in March 2020.

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak

Many councils will already have made significant progress in developing systems to support and protect people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and this note is therefore intended to assist them by providing a point of cross-reference. It will also assist the NHS, community and voluntary sector and other partner agencies to understand the role and contribution of local government in supporting vulnerable people. This guidance is correct as of 3 April 2020.

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Must knows: integrating health and care

Integrated care is about taking a person-centred approach so that care and support is coordinated so all those providing care work together to help people achieve what is important to them.

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice COVER

Adult Safeguarding and Homelessness: a briefing on positive practice

The purpose of this briefing is to assist senior leaders, such as members of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs), as well as commissioners, practitioners and operational managers who are working across relevant sectors and agencies in this field, to support people who are homeless and at risk of or experiencing abuse or neglect.

Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19 COVER

Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework Project Summary Report 2018/19

The Making Safeguarding Personal Outcomes Framework (MSPOF) was developed to provide a means of promoting and measuring practice that supports an outcomes focus and person led approach to safeguarding adults. 

Re-thinking local

The coronavirus pandemic has redefined how we all think about where and how we live.

Re-thinking local: full publication

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