Social Care Online

Social Care Online is the UK's largest online database of information on all aspects of social work and social care. It includes legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, UK grey (informally-published) literature, reports, and journal articles. The database is updated daily and contains over 160,000 records from the 1980s onwards. Social Care Online is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), the national charity that shares knowledge about what works in social care.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Social Care Online website. Social Care Online is free for anyone to use. You can search the database without registering, but you need to register/log in to get full access to all features, including resource download links, search filters, advanced search and email alerts.


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