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Safeguarding Glossary Term

The process of responding to concerns that a vulnerable person (or people) are being, or are at risk of being abused, neglected or exploited. This will result in an investigation into the alleged behaviour, and often a protection plan to prevent it recurring. Although the local authority takes the lead on adult safeguarding, the responsibility for safeguarding adults lies with every agency.
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Self Advocacy Glossary Term

Some people are able to self-advocate: this means speak up for themselves without assistance to ensure that their needs and wishes are clearly expressed and acted upon. Others need assistance. Advocates and advocacy services exist to give independent help to enable people to take control of their lives, explore and express their own needs and access the services and support they need to meet their needs.
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Self Funding Glossary Term

When an individual has sufficient funds and is able to make arrangements for and pay privately for their care services.
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Self-directed Support Glossary Term

Is the term used for when people choose their services, organise their care and arrange for payments to be made. This is because the individual who requires the service is directing their own care and has choice when it comes to their support.
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Service Providers Glossary Term

Organisations of all shapes and sizes which run activities designed to help other people in some way.
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Service Users Glossary Term

These are people who receive health and social care services. They may be individuals who live in their own homes, are staying in care or are being cared for in hospital. Some groups note an inferred power relationship from this term and prefer to be referred to as People Who Use Services (PWUS).
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Social Care Glossary Term

Any form of support or help given to someone to assist them in taking their place in society.
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Social Care Register Glossary Term

The Social Care Register is a register of people who work in social care, and have been assessed as trained and fit to be in the workforce. The register is maintained and policed by the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Social workers and social work students are currently the only groups joining the register. Over time, social care workers of all levels will be registered -from care workers through to directors of social services. Registration will ensure that those working in social care meet rigorous registration requirements and will hold them to account for their conduct by codes of practice. Qualifications, health and good character are checked as part of the registration process. Registered social workers are also required to complete post-registration training and learning activities before renewing their registration every three years.
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Social Inclusion Glossary Term

Strategies which seek to ensure participation by targeting communities marginalised by lack of economic opportunity, educational achievement or other barriers.
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Social Worker Glossary Term

Social workers help protect vulnerable adults and children from abuse and help people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems. To succeed, social workers must work not only with people who use services, but with their families, neighbours and friends as well as with other organisations such as the police, the NHS and schools. The title 'social worker' has been protected by law in England since 1 April 2005 and all social workers are required to maintain registration on the Social Care Register administered and policed by the General Social Care Council (GSCC).
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Specialist Social Worker (VI) Glossary Term

A Social Worker with specific knowledge and experience around supporting service users with sight loss.
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Stakeholders Glossary Term

People or organisations which have an interest in a proposed development or idea.
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Statutory Agencies Glossary Term

Official organisations set up according to written laws of central government.
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Support Plan/Support Planning Glossary Term

A Support Plan says how people will spend their budget to get the life they want. People who use services can get help to make a plan - perhaps from family or friends, or pay someone who specialises in planning. A person's local authority must agree the plan before they get their support money.
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Supported Self Assessment Glossary Term

Individuals will be able to have as much say in their Support Plan as they are able. Some may be able to complete this entirely by themselves, or with help from others, and some people may want social care staff to support them to complete it.
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