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tri.x resources  
Autism Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Cancer Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Dementia Practice Guidance  27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Parkinson's Disease Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Practice Guidance 13/03/2018 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
Stroke Practice Guidance 27/11/2017 Last reviewed 23/04/2020
   
External resources  
Working with Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss 14/05/2018
Care and Support for Deafblind Children and Adult Policy Guidance 27/08/2019
Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability 15/05/2018
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Guidelines for Social Workers in England 04/07/2018
Schizophrenia: The Facts 08/08/2019
tri.x resources  
Allocation Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Contact or Referral Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Responding to a Review Request 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
Team Suitability Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
tri.x resources  
Advocacy Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Care and Support Plan Sign Off Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Ordinary Residence Decision Support Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Urgent or Interim Support Decision Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
   
Ordinary residence (external resources)  
Ordinary Residence Guidance (LGA and ADASS) 16/08/2018
tri.x resources  
Financial Assessment and Charging FAQ Response Support Tool 22/05/2019 Last reviewed 29/04/2020
National Contacts for Adult Care and Support 06/03/2019 Last Reviewed 30/02/2020
National Organisations with Information and Advice Helplines 06/03/2019 Last reviewed 30/04/2020
National Contacts for Key Agencies and Organisations 19/11/2018 (online)
   
External resource-general  
What to Expect During Assessment and Care Planning: A Quick Guide 14/02/2019
   
Carers/family (external resources)  
The Milk's in the Oven: A Booklet about Dementia for Children and Young People 08/08/2019
   
Mental health (external resources)  
How to Look After Your Mental Health 08/08/2019
How to Look After Your Mental Health In Later Life 08/08/2019
How to Look After Your Mental Health In Prison 08/08/2019
   
Safeguarding (external resources)  
Friend or Fake: An Easy Read Guidance Booklet about Hate Crime and Mate Crime 18/09/2019
tri.x resources  
Action Planning Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Balance Sheet for Risks and Benefits 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Wellbeing Domains 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
tri.x resources  
Review Conversation Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Needs Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding Wellbeing Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
Understanding You Tool 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 29/04/2020
   
External resources  
Six Tips to Help You Have Difficult Conversations 13/02/2019
Evidence for Strengths Based and Asset Based Outcomes: A Quick Guide for Social Workers 07/08/2019
tri.x resources  
CareCubed Aide Memoire 11/10/2017  Last reviewed 28/04/2020
   
Safeguarding (external resources)  
Scams: the power of persuasive language 03/06/2020
   
Hospital discharge (external resources)  
Transition between Inpatient Hospital Settings and Community or Care Home Settings for Adults with Social Care Needs (NICE) 23/03/2020
Discharge to Assess Quick Guide (NHS England) 23/03/2020
High Impact Change Model (LGA) 23/03/2020
   
Appointeeship (external resources)  
BF56 NEW 11/10/2017
   
Learning Disability (external resources)  
Person Centred Future Planning: A Quick Guide for Practitioners Supporting People Growing Older with Learning Disabilities 07/08/2019
Helping People Thrive 19/10/2020
   
End of Life-learning disability (external resources)  
Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities (PCPLD) 12/11/2020
   
Mental health (external resources)  
Mental Health Code of Practice 11/10/2017
Refocusing the Care Programme Approach 11/10/2017
   
Occupational Therapy (external resources)  
Legal Framework for Equipment Provision Guidelines 30/05/2018
   
Transition (external resources)  
Building Independence through Planning for Transition 11/10/2017
Preparing for Adulthood: The Role of the Social Worker 01/08/2019
   
Reablement (external resources)  
Reablement 19/10/2020
Dignity in Care 19/10/2020
Primary legislation Social Care in Health legislation
Care Act 2014 Community Care (Delayed Discharged etc) Act 2003
Mental Capacity Act 2005 Health and Social Care Act 2012
Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019 Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Act 2015
  National Health Service Act 1977
Safeguarding and Criminal legislation National Health Service Act 2006
Crime and Disorder Act 1998 Section 47 NHS and Community Care Act 1990
Criminal Justice Act 2003  
Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 Transitions (young people and carers)
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Children Act 1989
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Children Act 2004
  Children and Families Act 2014
  Children and Social Work Act 2017
Mental Health legislation  
Mental Health Act 1983 Other relevant legislation (in alphabetical order)
Mental Health Act 2007  Autism Act 2009
  Care Standards Act 2000 
Human Rights and Equality legislation Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970
Equality Act 2010 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Human Rights Act 1998 Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Immigration and Asylum Act  1999
Public Sector Equality Duty Local Government Act 2000
  Local Government and Housing Act 1989
Data Protection and Information Sharing Localism Act 2011
Data Protection Act 2018 Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
Freedom of Information Act 2000 Public Interests Disclosure Act
  Social Work Regulations 2018
Carers legislation  
Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004  
Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995  
   
PCF  
   
   
KSS  
   
   
Regulatory Standards  
   
   
   

COVID-19: our action plan for adult social care Policy Paper
Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021 Policy Paper
   
COVID-19 resource and best practice hub for social care SCIE resource hub containing COVID-19 guidance, resources, research, webinars and practice examples from across the sector
   
Coronavirus Act 2020 and easements of the Care Act  
Coronavirus Act 2020  Legislation
Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities  Government guidance 
Care Act 2014 (COVID-19) tri.x resource   tri.x resource 
tri.x Resource Coronavirus (COVID-19) tri.x resource-implications for procedures 
BASW Adult Social Work Group Position Statement BASW position statement
   
Data Protection and Information Sharing  
Information Commissioners Office: Guidance for organisations working from home ICO guidance
Health, social care organisations and Coronavirus: what you need to know ICO guidance
Information Commissioner's Office: Data protection and coronavirus information hub  ICO online information hub 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): notification to organisations to share information   Government guidance 
   
Administrative Practices   
Good administrative practice during the response to Covid-19  LGO guidance 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): informing the DHSC of the death of a worker in social care Government guidance
   
Ethical Frameworks   
Ethical Framework for Adult Social Care  Government guidance 
COVID 19: ethical guidance for social workers  BASW guidance 
   
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity Government guidance 
Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis  SCIE resource 
Best Interests Decisions: A COVID-19 quick guide Guidance from SCIE
Working with the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic CQC guidance for regulated providers
Testing for COVID-19 and mental capacity Rapid response guidance note 39 Essex Chambers
Vaccination and mental capacity Rapid response guidance note 39 Essex Chambers
Deputies and Power of Attorney  
NHS and social care staff: check if a COVID-19 patient has an attorney or deputy Government guidance
Being a deputy or attorney during the coronavirus outbreak Government guidance
   
Testing, Social Distancing and Shielding  
Applying for a Coronavirus Test Online application
Guidance for taking swab samples Government guidance
Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 Government guidance
Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection  Government guidance 
Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person Government guidance
Helping people shielding or self-isolating  
Supporting people who are isolated or vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance and resources from SCIE
Arranging volunteer help for people shielding or self-isolating Link to NHS volunteer responders website
   
Infection control  
COVID-19: cleaning in non-healthcare settings outside the home Government guidance
COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC) Government guidance
Infection control during COVID-19 Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings Government guidance
RIDDOR reporting of Covid-19 HSE guidance
   
Practitioner mental well being  
Developing emotional resilience and wellbeing: a practical guide for social workers Guidance from Community Care Inform
Self-care for social workers during Covid-19 BASW Quick Guide
Supporting self: a tool with easy tips to remember in difficult situations Skills for Care tool
Practical ideas to manage anxieties, worry and stress Social Workers Union (SWU)
   
Virtual assessments and home visits   
Matching interventions with people tool Tool from SCIE
Professional practice guidance for home visits during COVID-19 pandemic  BASW guidance 
Digital Capabilities for Social Workers: Ethical Considerations  BASW guidance 
Guidance for virtual assessments  Guidance from TSF 
Face to Face Visit Checklist During Covid-19 BASW checklist
Technology checklist for video calling an adult or carer Guidance from SCIE
Building rapport and establishing meaningful relationships using technology in social work Briefing from SCIE
Risk identification and virtual interventions for social workers Quick guide from SCIE 
   
Safeguarding  
Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
Guidance for Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19 BASW guidance 
Safeguarding adults in placements BASW addendum to 'Guidance for Safeguarding Adults during Covid-19'
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Safeguarding adults with dementia during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
Domestic violence and abuse: Safeguarding during the COVID-19 crisis Guidance from SCIE
Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines CQC guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of modern slavery Government guidance
   
Learning disability and Autism  
COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults Government guidance
COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19: providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults Government guidance
COVID-19 guidance for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children Guidance from SCIE
COVID-19 information and resources from The Challenging Behaviour Foundation Resources for practitioners, providers and families
   
Dementia  
COVID-19 and dementia Guidance from the Alzheimer's Society
   
Hearing Impairment  
Information and support during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Resource from RNID
   
CQC Registered Provision  
Skills for Care Support for Registered Managers Link to Skills For Care dedicated support webpage
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: information for providers CQC information and guidance
Providing care and support at home to people who have had COVID-19 Quick guide from SCIE
Supporting people outside of their home Government guidance
Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty  
Working with the Mental Capacity Act during the coronavirus pandemic CQC guidance
(Also see Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty above)  
Visiting  
Visiting care homes during coronavirus Government guidance
Medication  
COVID-19 medicines information for adult social care providers  CQC guidance
Medicine support care plans-making adjustments during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic CQC guidance
Medicines disposal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic CQC guidance
Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines CQC guidance
Care homes and hospices  
Care homes and COVID-19: advice and best practice Resource from SCIE
Coronavirus: (COVID-19) admission and care of people in care homes Government guidance
How to work safely in care homes Government guidance
COVID-19: putting on and removing PPE-a guide for care homes Government guidance video
Running a medicines re-use scheme in a care home or hospice setting Government guidance
Domiciliary care  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Provision of home care Government guidance
COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care (PPE resource) Government guidance
Supported living  
COVID-19: guidance for supported living Government guidance
Transport  
Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer transport guidance for operators Government guidance
   
Informal Carers  
Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family Government guidance
COVID-19 help and advice for informal carers Guidance from Carers UK
Young carers and young adult carers: providing care during coronavirus Government guidance
Supporting people outside of their home Government guidance
Caring for your dying relative at home with COVID-19 Guidance from the Chair of the MCA Forum
Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief Resources from CRUSE
   
Personal Assistants  
Information for local authorities, NHS and support organisations Skills for Care guidance
Covid-19: Individual employer Skills for Care guidance
Covid 19: personal assistants Skills for Care guidance
Providing care and support at home to people who have had COVID-19 Quick guide from SCIE
Supporting people outside of their home Government guidance
Personal Assistants Returning from Shielding Factsheet from TLAP
   
Direct Payments   
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments  Government guidance
   
Shared Lives  
COVID-19 guidance for Shared Lives carers and schemes Guidance from Shared Lives Plus
Supporting people outside of their home Government guidance
   
Day Services  
Delivering safe, face-to-face, adult day care Resource from SCIE
   
Occupational Therapy  
Royal College of Occupational Therapy Coronavirus (COVID-19) RCOT dedicated Coronavirus page
   
Hospital Discharge Teams  
Hospital Discharge Service Guidance Government guidance
Professional practice guidance for hospital social work with adults during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic NHS England guidance
Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients to home settings (incl residential) Government guidance
   
Mental Health Teams  
Social Work in Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Agency Contexts during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Information and support for Approved Mental Health Professionals, AMHP Leads and PSW's on the role of the AMHP during the Covid-19 Pandemic BASW guidance
Supporting patients of all ages who are unwell with coronavirus (COVID-19) in mental health, learning disability, autism, dementia and specialist inpatient facilities NHS England guidance
Managing acute disturbance in the context of COVID-19 Guidance from the NAPICU
Alcohol Change UK: Coronavirus information and advice hub   
   
Educational Settings  
Education and childcare All government guidance for teachers, school leaders, carers, parents and students
   
End of Life  
End of Life social work during Covid-19 BASW guidance
Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief Resources from CRUSE
   
NRPF  
Supporting people with no recourse to public funds during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic Guidance from the NRPF Network
   
Homelessness  
COVID-19: guidance for hostel services for people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping Government guidance
   
Prisons  
Preventing and controlling outbreaks of COVID-19 in prisons and places of detention Government guidance
   
Court of Protection  
Telephone and video hearings during coronavirus outbreak Government guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of Public Guardian response Government guidance
   
Commissioning  
Social care provider resilience during Covid-19: guidance for commissioners ADASS/LGA and CPA shared guidance
COVID-19: Information for council adult social care commissioners LGA guidance
Commissioning and COVID-19: advice for social care Resource from SCIE
COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs and alcohol Government guidance