Knowledge and Skills Statements for social workers in adult services 2017

The Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS) are central to the government’s drive to improve social work education, training and career development. Developed in partnership with social workers, educators, employers and user groups, they provide a consistent, practice-focused approach across the whole social work profession.

Find out more here.

Restraint and restrictive intervention: draft guidance

The Department of Health is consulting on draft guidance on reducing the need for restraint and restrictive intervention for children and young people with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and mental health needs.

The consultation is seeking views on how well this draft guidance helps a range of settings and services to support children recognised as being at higher risk of restraint. The guidance applies to health and care settings and special educational settings.

The Department of Health and the Department for Education commissioned the Council for Disabled Children to draft this guidance.


Read and comment here.

Local Meeting Update!

We are happy to announce that Mike Le-Surf from Mencap will be attending some of our local meetings in January to unveil plans for Mencap’s ‘Treat Me Well’ campaign which will run in February 2018. The campaign’s aim is to ensure that learning disability is high on the agenda with healthcare professionals and health trusts.

Mike will be attending on the following dates: Gillingham 8 Jan, Worthing 24 Jan, Crawley 30 Jan and Canterbury 30 Jan. If you can’t make one of these, we hope to borrow his presentation for the remaining 2018 dates so we will still discuss the campaign.

There is also one NEW DATE which will be held on Tue 30 January 2018, 15:00 – 17:00 at Canterbury college.

If you would like to attend one of the 2018 events, please let us know you are coming by following the relevant link to book.






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