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Description:Accommodation for vulnerable people needing care. Includes homeless hostels and housing for those with learning disabilities.
Description:Government’s programmed to eradicate child poverty. SureStart works with parents in deprived areas offering better access to support, health services and early learning
Description:Somerset’s Substance Use Screening Tool - A method of assessing young people with problematic drug use to enable them to access appropriate treatment.
Description:Social Worker. Social Workers operate in a variety of settings and within a framework of relevant legislation and procedures. Social workers support individuals, families and groups within the community. Settings can include service users' homes, schools, hospitals and other public sector and voluntary organisations. Qualified social work professionals are often supported by social work assistants and work closely with other health and social care staff. Social workers usually specialise in working with a particular group with over 50% working in some way with children, young people and their families. They may also work with others who have reached a critical point in their lives, such as: - People with mental health problems - Young offenders - Non-school attenders - The socially excluded - People with disabilities - The elderly Social workers can; - Undertake and write up assessments (often with medical staff), which meet specified standards and timescales - Conduct interviews with service users and their families to assess and review their situation - Organise and manage packages of support to enable service users to lead the fullest lives possible - Recommend and sometimes make decisions about the best course of action for a particular service user - Liaise with and make referrals to other agencies; - Maintain accurate records and prepare evidence and reports for legal action and court cases; - Offer information and counselling support to service users and their families. SW ,Support Worker – A term for people who work in children’s homes and other types of residential or respite accommodation provided by Social Services. The Support Worker cares for the residents and provides practical
Description:South West Adoption Consortium - The South West Adoption Consortium was set up in July 2000 to establish a local but centrally coordinated service to match children with adopters with as little delay as possible. The Consortium consists of 15 local authorities and 3 voluntary adoption agencies throughout the south west of England.
Description:South West of England Regional Co-ordination of Trading Standards
Description:A Case Management System used by Social Care Workers based in Somerset.
Description:South West Initiative for Teaching