CRAE Newsleter

The Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) is a unique initiative that has at its heart the ambition to improve the lives of autistic people and their families. It is the first Centre in the country committed to conducting ground-breaking scientific research to enhance evidence-based knowledge about interventions, education and outcomes for autistic children, young people and adults. Read more here.

The latest newsletter from CRAE is available here.

RIPFA and SCIE: Making the learning from Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) accessible through a national library (open access)

In response to demand from the sector, the Department of Health has commissioned RiPfA and SCIE to develop a national library of Safeguarding Adults Review (SARs) reports and linked resources.SCIE and RiPfA are holding two open access workshops and a webinar for professionals in relevant safeguarding roles to discuss:

  • How would a library of SARs be useful?
  • What content is needed and how it should be accessed?
  • What level of commonality in SAR reports is desirable and/or feasible?
  • How should SARs be submitted to the library?
  • Are there other priority issues to address?

Participants will have the opportunity to feedback on a proposed model for categorising and accessing SAR reports and learning, discuss the practicalities of submitting new reports to the library, and input to plans to develop complementary resources, including Quality Markers for SARs.

Information about the free webinar is here.

Information about the free event at SCIE is here.

Delivering High Quality End of Life Care for People Who Have a Learning Disability

NHS England, 2017 ‘top tips’ guide aims to support commissioners, providers and clinicians to reduce inequalities in palliative and end of life for people with a learning disability, focusing on ‘The Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care’.

These six ambitions provide a framework for national and local health and care system leaders to take action to improve palliative and end of life care. Developed by 27 organisations across the palliative and end of life care system, these ambitions set out what high quality palliative and end of life care looks like. The ambitions call on leaders from every part of the health and care system, and the wider community, to put the framework into practice.

The ‘resources and tips for commissioners, service providers and health and social care staff’ can be access here.

Cerebra BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Cerebra have been given the opportunity to take part in the BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

The Appeal was broadcast on Sunday 27th August at 07:54 and 21:26 but is repeated on Thursday 31st August at 15:27. You can also listen on-line from 27th August to 2nd September – just search for BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

The Appeal is being presented by actor Richard Mylan. Richard’s son, Jaco, is autistic and the pair featured in a BBC documentary earlier this year: ‘Richard and Jaco: Life with autism’.

You can find out more about Richard and the Appeal on our website.

Raise awareness of our Appeal by sharing this information, along with our Facebook and Twitter posts, with your friends and colleagues.