• Welcome to CareKnowledge

    Welcome to CareKnowledgeCareKnowledge helps you keep your social care knowledge and practice up to date.  

    Become a member and access our extensive library of research reports, policy papers, licensed journal articles and books, and our own editor’s briefings and special reports. We also have a range of Knowledge Maps, a new Care Act Channel and a Care Act A to Z. 

    Our emails make sure you don't miss anything, and our commentary and analysis will help you make sense of complex issues. Browse the site by using the menus above and check out the breadth of our coverage here.

  • Integrated care starter for ten

    integrated careIn his latest Special Report for us 'Degrees of integration: a journey or a destination?' Mike Lauerman used his own personal experiences to begin a discussion on a number of issues that are central to the health and social care integration debate. He produced a useful Starter for Ten to help make certain that each integrated care pathway delivers as seamless a care experience as possible for the individual. And he also identified essential underpinning values for individual and organisational behaviour. Here it is in an exclusive CareKnowledge infographic.
  • Child Protection Practice

    Child Protection Practice'Child Protection Practice' was written by Harry Ferguson and published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2011. Drawing on extensive research and personal experience, a lot of the book is about the home and the centrality of what goes on in it to social work. The book starts by looking at the history of child protection, policy and practice, and then takes the reader on a journey starting on the streets and housing estates, through the front door, and into various rooms of the house. The role of touch in child protection, and other settings, including cars, is addressed. 'Intimate Child Protection' is a key theme throughout.

    We have Chapter 10 'Working with Mothers' and Chapter 11 'Working with Fathers' on CareKnowledge.

  • Managing Change in Health and Social Care Services

    ManagingChange150Written by Terry Scragg and published by Pavilion, this practical resource is to be used as a guide to understanding the change process, from a preliminary assessment of the need for change, through to implementation and evaluation. We have the whole handbook on CareKnowledge.
  • Care Act Channel

    care actThe Care Act 2014 is bringing about the biggest changes in adult social care in a generation. Our new Care Act Channel brings together a wide range of material to help you get to grips with these changes, including our Special Reports and Briefings, and our Care Act A to Z.

  • Top Tips for Social Care Managers

    Top 12 cropIn our recent Special Report, Mike Lauerman looked back at his extensive career to consider what lessons he has learned about how social care organisations tick, and what senior staff can do to contribute to their health and effectiveness. Here are his Top 12 Tips for Social Care Managers
  • Care Act A to Z

  • Testimonials

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    Senior Practitioner, Social Work, First Response Service London

  • Email Alerts

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    Our CareKnowledge Email Alerts make sure you don't miss anything. Choose the alert most relevant to you, and you will have the latest content, analysis and commentary delivered to your inbox.  Click here to become a member.

  • Personal Safety and Social Workers

    PersonalSafetyChapter 2 of this book by Brian Atkins explores why threats of violence and aggression from service users is not only an important issue for the safety of the workers concerned, but also affects their professional judgement and decision-making. This in turn can leave the vulnerable people they care for more at risk.

  • Exclusively Licensed Journals

    We licence the full text of 10 journals from Emerald Publishing. Visit our journals page for more information.

    housing care and support int jnl leadership in public services journal of adult protection journal of childrens services mental health training education and practice journal of integrated care