Web resource that lists publications mapping policy, strategic and practice developments to the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) Well-being indicators.
Details the social work statistics on looked-after children, child protection, and secure care and close support accommodation for 2011-12.
Digital storytelling programme of National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections in United States, to promote continuous improvement in the delivery of child welfare services. The stories include young adult, worker, parent and family perspectives.
Report that shows how children’s centres have steadily grown in number and reach since their original purpose as highly targeted forms of intervention in 1997. Since 2010 there has been a pressure from government for them to re-focus their attention.
This research shows that under the new model of funding, expenditure on Children’s Centres has fallen since 2010 by an estimated 28%.
Report that outlines the 10 key messages and issues that the parents who took part in these conversations raised about using and accessing childcare.
Report based on a survey of parents with children aged 0–5 who do not use children’s centres and consultations with our children’s centre staff and users.
Provides information, resources and education for NHS Scotland staff working with children and young people.
This paper investigates the nature and extent of the problems facing the children’s social work profession. Last year, there were around 1,350 vacant jobs in this field, many of which were concentrated in certain areas. Despite a concerted effort to tackle this shortage of workers, there are widespread concerns about the skills, competencies and calibre of new recruits to the profession.
The peer challenge programme is an integral part of the sector-led improvement programme. While originally conceived as a centrally run system with a number of ‘early adopter’ councils, peer challenge has developed on a regional basis. Each region now has its own programme manager, a lead-Chief Executive, a lead-Lead Member for Children’s Services, and a leadDirector of Children’s Services (DCS) who drive forward the regional approach.
Action for Children commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence to undertake a study of local authority decision-making in respect of long-term decision making and early intervention services. In particular, the study sought to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term, working on the basis that long-term planning and early intervention are inextricably linked.