Useful Social Care websites 

British association of social work (BASW) 
[professional association for qualified social workers in the UK] – www.basw.co.uk 
 
Community Care  
[magazine for social work and social care professionals and jobs] -www.communitycare.co.uk 
 
HCPC 
(hcpc) [Sets standards of conduct and practice for social care workers and their employers in England, and maintain the Social Care Register] – www.hcpc-uk.org 
 
National Care association [the voice of the independent sector] - www.nationalcareassociation.org.uk 
 
National Skills Academy for Social Care [An employer-led membership organisation for anyone committed to excellence in adult social care in England] - www.nsasocialcare.co.uk 
 
Department of Health [Official website of UK Department of Health, the government department responsible for public health issues] -  
 
National Dementia strategy [National policy, practical guidance and standards for the social care sector] www.dh.gov.uk [click on social care and then National dementia strategy] 
 
Information Commissioners office (ICO) [The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals] - www.ico.gov.uk 
 
Social Care Institute of excellence (SCIE) [There mission is to identify and spread knowledge about good practice to the large and diverse social care workforce] - www.scie.org.uk 
 
Skills for care [Helping social care employers improve their workforce] - www.skillsforcare.org.uk 
 
Kings fund [Charity seeking to improve health care in the UK] - www.kingsfund.org.uk 
 
MIND [Charity that helps and campaigns for people assisting them take control of their mental health] - www.mind.org.uk 
 
Care Quality Commission (CQC) [regulate health and social care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies and voluntary organisations] - www.cqc.org.uk 
 
Age UK [Charity to support ageing population around a variety of areas including financial, discrimination, and advice] - www.ageuk.org.uk 
 
Alzheimer's Society [ is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia] - 
 
SAFEGUARDING ADULTS 
 
Action on elder Abuse - [Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults] – www.elderabuse.org.uk 
 
Voice UK [promoting justice and advice to vulnerable victims with a Learning disability] - www.voiceuk.org.uk 
 
Safeguarding adults line - ASKSAL – [Advice helpline for reporting safeguarding concerns about adults] - 
 
Suffolk safeguarding adults board. [Advice support and guidance for reporting abuse in Suffolk] www.onesuffolk.co.uk/safeguardingadults 
 
Essex safeguarding adults board [advice support and guidance for reporting abuse in Essex] [ESAB] - www.essexsab.org 
 
Cambridgeshire safeguarding adults referral via email address or phone - referral.centre-adults@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or  
phone number - 0345 045 5202 
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