Promoting best practice

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|The relationship between best practice and the National Minimum Standards is complicated by the fact that best practice has yet to be defined. Martin Wigg suggests best practice may mean different things to different people| Many bodies, whether they be regulatory, academic, or accreditative e.g. City and Guilds, will have a view on what constitutes best practice in respect, for example, of care planning or staff supervision. The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is an independent organisation created in response to the Government¹s drive to improve the quality of provision in social care services across England and Wales and is the recipient of a central government core grant. The outcomes of its work will be an “accreditation” of best practice as it is understood at the present time. Best practice, of course, can not be cast in tablets of stone since research produces an ongoing development of practice. Similarly new legislation has a significant impact on practice, this being particularly true

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