This guidance, on the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Member for Children's Services (LM) and Director of Children's Services (DCS), has been updated to take account of the good progress already made, reinforce existing best practice and highlight the importance of the LM and DCS as leaders and champions for children, young people and their families.
It aims to explain how the roles are distinct and complementary and how working together as a team, they can be most effective in driving clear improvements in outcomes.
Implementation guide that shows what needs to be done by people at every level across all agencies and sectors to bring about the changes that are necessary to implement 'Getting it Right for Every Child'.
It identifies essential culture, systems and practice changes and sets out what different people in organisations need to do to progress this agenda successfully. I
Scottish Government publication which identifies a range of actions and initiatives to improve the way in which young people living in substance misusing households are supported and protected.
Website of the Aberlour Child Care Trust, a charity dedicated to helping children and young people who require additional care and support to fulfill their potential.
Despite reduced placements of children in family based and institutional care, the Department of Human Resources has seen increased foster care expenditures rather than substantial savings. The difference between potential savings and actual costs is $35 million. There are no clear reasons for why this happened.
This resource includes new perspectives on child development and looks at children in their varied and diverse contexts. It builds vital bridges between the need to understand children's development and the ways practitioners carry out their tasks when working with children and their families.
Scottish Government guidance to councils and their community planning partners on how to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people and care leavers, through better fulfilling their corporate parent function.
Leaflet on the Scottish Government website for service users about the National care standards for care homes for children and young people.
This leaflet set out the National Care Standards and the role of the Care Commission.
Report assessing whether shifting the balance of funding from institutions to children, as well as spending more, would better meet twenty-first century family needs. It assesses research on parental preferences and reviews how state child care is funded, the way it supports individual families and its impact on the private and voluntary sectors.