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NCF partners: our supporters

The NCF would formally like to acknowledge the support we receive from the following organisations for our events:

National Skills Academy for Social Care
We are a membership organisation for everyone committed to excellent adult social care in England. The Skills Academy was created by social care employers to transform the quality of leadership, management and commissioning skills and to endorse and provide access to excellent training provision in the sector.

Our aim is to improve the care and support received by service users by strengthening leadership at all levels of the social care workforce. We have developed the national adult social care leadership strategy, Leadership Starts with Me, alongside the national Leadership Qualities Framework, and we design and deliver leadership development programmes to help embed leadership thinking at all levels in the sector.

Skills for Care
Skills for Care ensures that the adult social care workforce has the skills and qualifications to deliver high quality social care. We work with social care employers, people who need care and support, carers and other key stakeholders to develop tools and resources that meet the needs of the sector in terms of workforce development.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

SCIE is a leading improvement support agency and an independent charity working with adultsí, familiesí and children's care and support services across the UK.

SCIE improves the quality and effectiveness of social care by sharing knowledge and evidence about what works. We provide practical resources including learning materials and offer training and consultancy services for people who plan, deliver and use adultsí, childrenís and familiesí services.

We work in partnership with related services, including housing and health, and reflect the experiences of people who use services and carers in our work.  SCIE hosts the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care. 

SCIE is developing a range of online resources to support the implementation of the Care Act 2014; they will complement statutory regulations and support being developed by other organisations.

6Cs Live!
Compassion in Practice is the vision and strategy for care, nursing and midwifery staff.  The values and behaviours of Compassion in Practice are Care, Compassion, Competence, Communication, Courage and Commitment. These are the 6Cs.  As well as a clear focus on the 6Cs, Compassion in Practice sets out 6 areas of action to concentrate effort on to create positive impact and experience for recipients of care and the care,  nursing and midwifery workforce. 
6Cs Live! offers practical ways for individuals, teams and organisations to get involved with the 6Cs.  It enables care givers, nurses and midwives to connect with each other, to support, encourage and celebrate their successes in improving care.
Visit the 6Cs Live! stand to make your 6Cs Live! Pledge and receive regular updates. Find out how to become a 6Cs Live! Champion and a member of the growing 6Cs Live! on-line community.  Register for a number of events we are supporting, as part of 6Cs Live! Week of Action starting on the 28th October 2013.  This Week of Action will focus on helping people to stay independent, maximising well-being and improving health outcomes. We have a growing list of partnership organisations championing the values and behaviours of the 6Cs, come and talk to us about signing up your organisation.
Visit the new 6Cs Live! Communication Hub for more information

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a UK-wide statutory regulator that works to protect the public. The HCPC currently registers over 316,000 professionals from 16 professions including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, and dieticians.

We only register professionals who meet our standards for professional skills and behaviour. We can take action against professionals who fall below these standards or who use a protected title illegally.

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