Aberdeenshire Council operates its fostering service through the Family Placement Service which had three teams. Two Team Managers shared lead responsibility in Fostering and the third Team Manager led in Adoption.
In April 2010 the Learning and Skills Council in England will be abolished and responsibility for planning and commissioning education and training for 16–18 year olds will move to local authorities. This report looks at local authorities’ early experiences of the transfer to help inform planning, especially with regard to work- force capacity.
Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.
This publication contains statistics on children who were looked after by or eligible for aftercare services from local authorities in Scotland between 1st April 2008 and 31st March 2009.
The aim of this Report was to develop a cohesive framework for dealing with sex offending. Some of the 73 recommendations build on the policies and processes already in place in order to strengthen existing measures aimed at protecting communities from sex offenders. Other recommendations support the introduction of new measures and new arrangements which will help to deliver a safer environment.
Report of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee looking at Credit Unions in Scotland. In particular, it looks at the future for Credit Unions in Scotland and the questions of financial exclusion and financial literacy and affordable lending, credit and debt.
Report looking back over the development of Barnardo's services for sexually exploited children since 1994, which highlights the continuing hidden nature of the problem and describes Barnardo's present and future efforts to protect and support exploited children.
Report of an evaluation of the extended flexible entitlement pathfinder which was introduced by the UK Government to maximise developmental benefits for children by providing extended access to free early years provision and to diminish childcare-related obstacles to employment faced by parents by providing more flexible delivery of free childcare provision across the private, voluntary and independent sectors.
Report based on evidence gathered from local authority youth services inspections which occurred as part of Ofsted's joint area reviews of children's and young people's services from 2005 to 2008. It discusses the quality and impact of youth work and follows developments in the introduction of integrated youth support.
Report of an evaluation of the Young Children’s Voices Network (YCVN), a project, begun in 2006, which focuses on participation in the early years. The purpose of the evaluation was to analyse the nature of YCVNs and discover what has helped and hampered local authorities in developing both their network and a culture of listening.