Leadership in adult care services: understanding the policy framework

Kirwin Maclean Associates
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This book accompanies a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) related reference guide for direct care staff entitled ‘Social Care and the Law’ and details recent government initiatives in response to primary legislation, already covered in the NVQ guide. Both books are aimed at informing staff, especially managers and senior staff, of law, policy and practice and the differences between each with regard to adult care, but should also be of use to candidates on the leadership and management award and of other higher qualifications. This book is structured into 4 sections, ‘understanding the policy framework: systems and structures’, ‘policy areas’, ‘policy issues: staffing and leadership responsibilities’ and ‘putting it all together: keeping the big picture in view’. Each section starts with a summary listing what the reader will learn about in the following pages and is signposted under numerous themed headings complimented by a thorough index at the close of the book. Due to the care sector being one of the most continuously regulated fields in the United Kingdom this book is to be reviewed annually and its future content will be responsive to readers’ requests.

Subject terms:
leadership, policy formulation, adult social care;
United Kingdom
ISBN print:
978 1 903575 58 1

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