Presentation by Lord Michael Bichard (Chair, Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)), Jon Rouse (Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships), June Sadd (member of SCIE Commissioning Advocacy Advisory Groups and SCIE co-production Network), Tony Hunter (Chief Executive, SCIE), Patrick Hall (Practice Development Manager, SCIE)

Discussion about how to implement both the letter and the spirit of the Care Act 2014 with the Social Care Institute for Excellence, people who use services, carers, commissioners, care providers and policy makers and find out about SCIE’s series of Care Act implementation support products and services.

Under the Act, local authorities will be required to provide access to independent advocates to those who need it. SCIE’s new guide, Commissioning advocacy and the Care Act 2014, will help local authority staff to understand their new responsibilities, recognise good advocacy services, and develop flexible approaches to commissioning.

And a sneak preview of SCIE’s forthcoming Care Act work on:
Assessment and eligibility
Support for young people in their transition from children’s to adults’ services
Safeguarding adults, including guidance for safeguarding boards
An online library of research and practice examples on prevention

This session also included the launch of a new SCIE guide, Commissioning advocacy and the Care Act 2014