Safeguarding moved behind closed doors
Safeguarding is a global concern.
We are capable as a species of great acts of compassion but also of inaction. For too many years organisations have not been able to see what is happening in their back yard.
Safeguarding breaches have occurred and shared on front pages. Organisations have been lost and others are still rebuilding their reputations, it is a mark of the world we live in. It is something that has increased following on from the outbreak of COVID-19.
Winter is coming
Much like the beloved, Game of Thrones franchise, the season of snow and cold is on its way. The season that brings with it colds and flu is this year bringing a new virus along for the ride. COVID-19 is here, has been classed as a global pandemic and is responsible for not only claiming people before their time but for also fundamentally changing how we live.
How the internet has helped to alleviate fears
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic was unleashed upon the world, the internet was already at the point in which it should be considered as a public utility.
Children's Social Care
Forrester Predictions 2021; Four areas that the Public Sector should take notice of
Forrester is one of the leading global market research companies who provide advice on the existing and potential impact of technology to its clients and the public. Each year Forrester looks at the shape of the emerging world and predicts the trends that will define the year to come. In this blog, we look at Forrester’s predictions for 2021 and look at the top four elements that public sector bodies can take away from the report.
Positive steps to tackling county lines and gang behaviour*
Claudine Duberry, Director of Taking Positive Steps, explains how her organisation’s work can help tackle issues of youth engagement, gang involvement and county lines.
Renfrewshire Council implements ECLIPSE to support its transformation approach to improving social work and social care
The focus for Renfrewshire Council was to implement a system which promotes a transformation approach to pathways, processes and people behaviour with improved workflow. Like all local authorities in Scotland, Renfrewshire was on a journey to transform the services it provides, where the relationship between the user of services and staff was central.
Adult Social Care
Continuing to support our customers
COVID-19 arrived at the start of the year. It changed the way in which we live our lives and by no means is the battle over. We are about to head into the most challenging period of the year, the Winter and our customers need our support.
Care to join us?*
With more than 100,000 vacancies in the social care sector, recruitment is paramount – but how do social care providers attract the right people to the sector?
ADASS Spring Conference – Continuing to support adult social care discourse
The annual ADASS Spring conference is a key event in the calendar. It is a chance for directors of adult social care to get together with suppliers and thought leaders to discuss change. The major change of the day was naturally Covid-19 and how the pandemic has altered the face of the market in 2020. Technology is a key component in the response, and this was acknowledged during the conference. Change is no longer knocking at the door; it is kicking it down at the hinges and we need to acknowledge this.