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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2003): Social Care - UK

MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE

J. Hobden

Health Service Journal, vol.113, Aug.28th 2003, p.22-23

Discusses how to promote partnership working between the NHS and local government. In order to remove barriers, partners need to: agree shared aims; build trust; achieve cultural understanding; and aim for continuity.

VISION WELCOMED, BUT DOUBTS OVER TRAINING, REGISTER AND COMMITTEES PERSIST

L. Revans

Community Care, July 24th-30th 2003, p.18-19

Reports professional comment on a leaked draft of the government green paper on children's services. There are concerns about proposals for information sharing, modular training for children's workers, and the abolition of the child protection register. There is support, however, for a unified needs assessment system, and replacement of Area Child Protection Committees with statutory local boards.

YOUNG, GIFTED AND STUCK

M. Hunter

Community Care, July 24th-30th 2003, p.32-34

Reports on a career development programme for social services managers from ethnic minorities. It is aimed at grooming those who have reached assistant director or head of service level for success at the very top.

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