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Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Find links to free online resources that offer practical guidance for health and social care staff who want to find out more about human rights and how they can observe human rights in their work.

Overview of content:

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. They are an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. They also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.

Online guides

The website offers online guides - some of which cover human rights legislation, as well as the implications and implementation of human rights in working practice.


There are online documents.  Some looking at policy and procedures for different agencies and individuals involved in safeguarding adults.

Audience Relevant service areas Coverage of human rights
Nurses and care staff Healthcare Education through human rights
Trainers NHS Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment
Residential care Education about human rights
Social care

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