local authorities

Report that has been published as part of a two-year action research project funded by the Money Advice Service and the Improvement Service.

The principal aim of the research was to provide an overview of money advice services delivered and commissioned by Scottish Local Authorities. A secondary research aim was to identify potential areas for improvement in money advice services, which could lead to enhanced positive outcomes for citizens and communities.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to enable local authorities to provide support to certain carers; to make provision about the way in which certain social care services are provided by local authorities; and for connected purposes.

This statistics release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by local authorities in Scotland. Respite care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.

This statistics release publishes information on adults with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities. This data collection and publication is sometimes referred to as ‘eSAY’ which stands for ‘electronic Same as You’, referring to the role of these statistics in monitoring the implementation of ‘The same of you?’. Please see the background section for more information on the current policy context, including the Scottish Government’s new learning disability strategy ‘The keys to life’.

Funded by the Department for Education, the National Children's Bureau (NCB) has developed a resource, available for free download, to support local authorities working to narrow the gap between the outcomes of looked after children and their peers.

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the carrying out of functions of local authorities and Health Boards; to make further provision about certain functions of public bodies; to make further provision in relation to certain functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and for connected purposes.

Paper that looks at how local authorities and their partners are using evidence to develop strategy, prioritise spending and redesign services.

This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.