The Social Care Institute for Excellence launched an online
database this month.
Social Care Online is a virtual warehouse of social care
information and is the UK’s most complete range of
information and research on social care. It includes good practice
guidance, government publications, inspection reports, legislation,
service user knowledge, social care practice reports, standards
documents and training material, consultation documents,
directories of other social care resources and organisations and
free access to major social care databases and websites.
It has been designed to be user-friendly and it is free, so it
is a key tool for everyone with a career or an interest in social
care. It will be particularly useful for registered social workers,
who will be able to use it to fulfil their post-registration
training and learning obligations, and social work students, who
will find it a source of information.
Social Care Online has also been designed to be fully
accessible, making it an ideal way for people with visual
impairments to access material.
You can find results both by browsing social care topics and
also by creating your own search query. There are different levels
of searching available, ranging from a simple search for people who
want a quick and easy response to a complex search for more
detailed information. It is updated daily, so if you’ve heard
about an article and want to lay your hands on it, you can just log
To access Social Care Online go to www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk.