For professionals working with learning disabilities, there are many pieces of legislation, policy and practice to understand, and a wealth of guidance available to assist with this.
Local Area Coordination and Self-Directed Support.
Winterbourne View: Transforming Care One Year On.
This report summarises the changes to improve the quality of care for vulnerable people - specifically, for people with learning disabilities or autism who also have mental health conditions or behavioural problems.
The report covers:an exemplar case studysurveys and monitoring programmes designed to track patients and observe their careimprovements to the commissioning of health and care servicesthe regulation and inspection of serviceswork needed to make sure no one finds themselves in inappropriate care settings.
Green Light Toolkit 2013.
Monitoring the Use of the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in 2012-13.
Since 2009, the Care Quality Commission has had a duty to monitor the use of the safeguards in all care homes and hospitals in England, and also to provide advice and information on using them.
The Commission checks on the use of the safeguards by visiting the places where they are used. Care services must inform the Commission about the outcome of their application to deprive someone of their liberty.
There are no direct enforcement powers associated with the role. If it is found that the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are not being used correctly, the Commission can take action under the Health and Social Care Act. A number of the Health and Social Care Act regulations contain references to elements of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards – for example in the regulations dealing with consent, safeguarding, and general care and welfare.
Jobs First Evaluation
Jobs First was announced within the New Opportunities white paper (HM Government, 2009) and was a key commitment within the Valuing Employment Now strategy (HM Government, 2009).
This evaluation aimed to: compare employment outcomes for the cohort of Jobs First participants with a matched comparison group; identify factors and approaches that facilitate and hinder employment of people with learning disabilities; and explore the processes involved in implementing the focus on employment for people with learning disabilities, particularly the challenges in ‘braiding’ funding from different streams.
Improving general hospital care of learning disability patients
Reducing premature mortality in people with learning disabilities
Exclusive video: Richard Mills - Autistic thinking and intelligence
Exclusive extract: Understanding own role in person-centred planning, thinking and reviews
LD202Support Person-centred Thinking and Planning by Richard Cresswell – Learning outcome 3: Understand own role in person-centred planning, thinking and reviewsThis handbook will be of interest assessment centres, managers and trainers in all health and social care organisations providing services to adults with learning disability and working to qualify staff on the QCF FrameworkThis Level 2 unit is a mandatory unit for the new learning disability certificate and can also be used towards the award or learning disability pathway of the diploma in health and social care or as part of the learning disability pathway. It has 5 credits and is a competence unit.This trainer pack contains:•full guidance to run a short session (approx 1½ hrs) for each learning outcome of the unit, and meet the recommended guided learning hours•exercise materials and handouts•CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides, printable materials, evidence log and certificates of completion•model answers to assessment questions in learner workbook•evaluation form.
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Exclusive extract: Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
LD201 Learning outcome 4 Understand the basic principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities - part of Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities LD 201 by Rorie Fulton and Kate Richardson
This handbook will be of interest assessment centres, managers and trainers in all health and social care organisations providing services to adults with learning disability and working to qualify staff on the QCF Framework.
This Level 2 unit is a mandatory unit for the new learning disability award, certificate and pathway of the diploma in health and social care. It has 4 credits (35 learning hours) and is a knowledge unit.This trainer pack contains:•full guidance to run a short session (approx 1½ hrs) for each learning outcome of the unit, and meet the recommended guided learning hours•exercise materials and handouts•CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides, printable materials, evidence log and certificates of completion•model answers to assessment questions in learner workbook•evaluation form.
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Transforming primary care: New referral checklist
This document sets out plans for more proactive, personalised and joined up care, including the Proactive Care Programme, providing the 800,000 patients with the most complex health and care needs with:a personal care and support plan a named accountable GPa professional to coordinate their care same-day telephone consultations
Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities: Independent Living.
Assistive Technology: Outcomes and Efficiency.
Peer Support in Long Term Conditions: The Basics
This guidance is designed to support organisations currently delivering peer support or planning to develop peer support for people with long term conditions. It brings together good practice and guidance, based on research evidence as well as the experiences of experts in delivering peer support and those who have received peer support. This guidance is intended to provide a brief and concise starting point, to be accessible to a wide audience and is applicable across all long term conditions. Throughout this document links to further detailed guidance and sources of support are provided.
Overview Report on the Serious Case Review Relating to Child S.
The report of a serious case - Surrey Safeguarding Children Board, 2014
This serious case review was undertaken because of a critical incident in September 2011 when a two month old baby, Child S, and his one year old half sibling (Half Sibling 2) were found home alone and Child S was seen to have a bruise on his forehead. He was subsequently found to have serious injuries including fractures and brain injury. Both children and their half sibling age four (Half Sibling 1) were subject of child protection plans at this time. The mother, who lived alone with the children, was charged with Grievous Bodily Harm and Neglect, pleaded guilty to wilful cruelty and three counts under section 20 of grievous bodily harm and in September 2013 received a community sentence.
carried out following the serious injury of a 2-month old boy in September 2011. [30-May-2014]