guidelines

Learning disabilities, autism and internet safety: a parent's guide

Guide that outlines some suggestions to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do.

This guide also suggests some resources that will help children get the most out of the Internet at home and in the community. It presents some case studies of actual experiences people with learning disabilities and autism have had online and learning points that can be taken from these experiences.

Working with troubled families: a guide to the evidence and good practice

The Troubled Families programme is about change – for families and for services, and this report is an aid for that change. It is a tool to help local authorities and their partners, who have asked for guidance on how best to work with troubled families, and for the evidence about family intervention to be brought together in one place.

The report looks at academic evidence, local evaluations of practice, what practitioners have told us works in their services and what families tell us makes this work different and successful for them. 

Talking Points: a personal outcomes approach

Web page of information on the Talking Points outcomes approach, including background and links to staff development and leadership material; sample tools; information for service users and carers; using outcomes data; and digital stories.

Talking Points: personal outcomes approach support pack for staff

A support pack for staff that focuses on the outcomes important to users and carers in Scotland. The philosophy of this approach is one that emphasises the strengths, capacity and resilience of individuals, builds upon natural support systems and includes consideration of wider community based resources.

Recording outcomes in care and support: planning and review

In Scotland, work has progressed on developing an approach to outcomes based working called Talking Points. Recording has been identified as one of three key elements essential to maximising the benefits of an outcomes approach.

Talking Points: personal outcomes approach - summary briefing

Briefing which looks at how a personal outcomes approach can support making a difference to people using services and support.

Talking Points: personal outcomes approach - practical guide

Guide developed by the Joint Improvement Team to support the continued implementation of the Talking Points: Personal Outcomes Approach. While the Talking Points approach was developed primarily with reference to health and social care, it is increasingly evident that many of the principles and practice issues are relevant to outcomes based working across service sectors. The guide draws together evidence from research and practice and presents an overview of the key messages and learning from that work.

The adult social care outcomes framework 2013/14

The Care and Support White Paper published in July 2012, set out the government’s vision for a reformed care and support system, building on the 2010 Vision for Adult Social Care and framework for transparency and quality in adult social care. The ASCOF for 2013/14 will support councils to rise to the challenge of delivering key White Paper priorities by providing a clear focus for local priority setting and improvement, and by strengthening the accountability of councils to local people.

National risk framework to support the assessment of children and young people

Guidance that aims to support and assist practitioners at all levels in every agency, to be able to approach the task of risk identification, assessment, analysis and management with more confidence and competence.

It seeks to provide tools that, if used, support methodical and systematic approaches to not only better understanding risk and its presentation with children and families, but also enhance interventions and potential outcomes.

SCIE Introduction to...adult mental health services

This Introduction to... briefing gives a brief overview of the adult mental health (AMH) system, and the legislation and guidance that covers the structure and delivery of services. It is aimed at people who have little or no experience in this area.