Nine local authority led partnerships have been selected as phase 1 of the Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) Demonstrator Site Programme. The programme aims to develop and test improved information sharing across health, social care and wider community support services.
A guide for voluntary sector social services organisations to qualifications for: Registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Continuous Professional Development and Lifelong learning.
Report focusing on the difficulties public sector organisations often have engaging with the communities they serve to find solutions to problems or winning legitimacy for leaders and public institutions. It questions why leadership in a partnership context is really necessary and arranges the issues into an agenda for practical action and policy change.
Midlothian Council social work division performed to an adequate standard in delivering positive outcomes for people who used services. The performance was good in relation to service users who had mental health problems, throughcare and aftercare services for care leavers and educational attainment of looked after children.
This report is not a detailed description of all the social work services in Midlothian. It gives an overview and concentrates on the work being undertaken with people who need assistance and the areas where improvements are needed.
Report providing an overview of the quality of social services available to ethnic minority groups in eight English authorities and the extent to which they were involved in planning and decision making.
Annual report for 2002 by the Chief Inspector of Social Work Services for Scotland which reviews the performance of each of Scotland's 32 social work services departments and provides a national overview of social work services.
Scotland’s Chief Statistician published the Staff of Scottish Local Authority Social Work Services, 2008. This publication contains statistics obtained from the staffing census held across all local authorities on 06 October 2008. It presents findings from a range of statistics to provide an overall picture of demand for, supply of, and outcomes from the social care workforce.
Summary of guidelines intended to support good practice in information sharing by making clear when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve better outcomes.
Guidelines intended to support good practice in information sharing by making clear when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve better outcomes.
This report summarises the outcomes from the 2008 annual performance assessment (APA) of local authorities' services for children and young people. A summary, key findings and recommendations are followed by evaluation of the outcome areas: being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution, achieving economic well-being, and capacity to improve, including the management of children's services section. Each section includes a summary, key strengths and features of higher performing councils, and areas for improvement and barriers to success.