Charity donations at the time of Covid-19
Charities fill a necessary gap in society. In the absence of other services, they care for those who are vulnerable. Whether this is through long term research into incurable diseases, care at home, a friendly voice to listen to or simply being a voice for the voiceless. Charities are every bit as vital to the wellbeing of the world as the NHS or social care.
The simple difference that volunteering can make in a time of crisis
Volunteering has been a word in common usage for hundreds of years. It is synonymous with acts of giving that are not limited to charity. Volunteer firefighters have been in common use in America since 1736 and now make up more than 70% of all firefighters in the country. At a time of crisis, they can make the difference between saving lives and disaster.
Supporting our colleagues during the Coronavirus outbreak
Covid-19 arrived on our shores this year to fundamentally alter the way in which we live. As a global society, we have been required to adapt our lives in order to give frontline practitioners the best possible chance to beat this virus. By staying home we can protect those who are most vulnerable and ensure that resources are utilised where they need to be. To aid in this endeavour, we have moved work into the home where possible and as an organisation, we have adapted.
Highly Commended at the MJ Awards 2020
The country's first bi-borough partnership for SEND has been Highly Commended in the prestigious MJ Awards, under the category of innovation in Children's Services. It is a proud moment for all the parties involved and coincides with the one year anniversary of when the project was completed.
Transforming SEND services across Westminster City Council
Technology is a key enabler of change but without an equivalent transformation, when it comes to service redevelopment, you can fall flat. This is something that Westminster City Council can proudly say, has not happened. A recent Ofsted report has provided glowing reviews of a service that has been carefully crafted to put children and young people first.
Education, Health and Care Plans in 2020
Earlier this month, the Department for Education published its annual snapshot of statistics about Education, Health and Care Plans in England. These are primarily based on information collected in 2019, as the data was collected at the start of the year. They, therefore, paint a pre-Covid-19 picture as to the state of Education Health and Care Plans in England.
Children's Social Care
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.
Messaging and video…Will the pandemic change Children’s social care forever?
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our ways of working and living in ways we couldn’t have imagined a few short months ago. Some of these changes might be temporary and some of them might become the new normal.
World Social Work Day 2020
We don’t believe that social workers should be celebrated on a particular day of the year. They provide a frontline service and deserve to be celebrated every day of the year, much like all of the other public services such as the NHS, Fire Brigade, Police and even teaching. All of these services work under enormous pressure and deserve our utmost respect. This is especially true at this point in time with the unprecedented challenge that COV-19 poses to the world.