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.
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|
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- Dignity in Care– helps older people, their carers and those working in older people's services to understand what is meant by dignity and how it can be embedded into practice.
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: Putting them into Practice - has examples of how good practices are used to show that safeguards can work effectively to protect the human rights of the most vulnerable adults in society.
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Harm: A Legal Guide for Practitioners - outlines the legal basis for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults at risk of harm in England