guidelines

Autism in children and young people: NICE guidance

Report of project on autism spectrum disorders in children and young people: recognition, referral and diagnosis.

Helping families thrive: lessons learned from the child poverty pilot programme

Guide that looks at ways of supporting families away from the causes and consequences of disadvantage and poverty. It suggests how local authorities and their partners, including the voluntary and community sectors, can work together effectively to achieve better
outcomes for families. It should inform existing provision, new initiatives and commissioning strategies.

Increasing parental and community involvement in Sure Start children’s centres

Paper for those who would like to become more involved in running Sure Start Children’s Centres, such as community groups, on behalf of a local authority. It is also for local authorities and anyone who uses or is involved in running children’s centres.

Preventing and tackling bullying: advice for head teachers, staff and governing bodies

Document produced to help schools prevent and respond to bullying as part of their overall behaviour policy, to understand their legal responsibilities in this area, and to understand the department’s approach.

Effective engagement in social work education. A good practice guide on involving people who use services and carers

This good practice guide is based on research conducted in 2008 to explore the extent of service user and carer involvement in the higher and further education sectors in west and southeast Scotland.

'We've got to talk about outcomes...': a review of the Talking Points personal outcomes approach

Review which establishes the nature of activity in respect of the approach across partnerships and providers across Scotland, in particular since an earlier review in 2008. It is based primarily on interviews with forty key informants (from partnerships, providers and national organisations) and responses from a sample of those already using Talking Points to a web-based survey. Talking Points is an approach which focuses on assessing the outcomes important to the individual, planning how they will be achieved and reviewing the extent to which they have been attained.

Information about support plans

Document detailing what a support plan is for, what a good one is, what it looks like and how to put one together.

Accessible guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines produced to aid good support planning, based on work done in the Borders.

Guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines that are intended to be useful to people with learning difficulties and staff supporting individuals with learning difficulties.