joint working

Seizing the opportunity : telecare strategy 2008-2010

Scottish Government strategy document outlining the Scottish Government's expectations of how telecare services will develop in the foreseeable future.

A strategic vision for victims and witnesses : 2007-2012 and beyond

Document from Victim Support in Scotland setting out in detail their strategy for putting the needs of victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system and the actions and policies they will pursue to achieve this outcome.

Planning to make a difference: will Children and Young People's Plans deliver better outcomes for children and young people?

Report of a study into Children and Young People's Plans in England undertaken to identify the ways in which these plans may realistically make a difference to the life chances of children and young people and to explore emerging practice and issues around these plans.

Independence, choice and risk : a guide to best practice in supported decision making

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

Connecting Partnerships : a framework for supporting leadership, effective management and service innovations across health and social care partnerships

Paper describing and explaining the Joint Improvement Team's (JIT) Connecting Partnership programme which involves identification of key objectives based on a joint action plan between the JIT and the participating Partnership, supporting shared learning and benchmarking opportunities.

Taking Your Partners

This resource was produced by The Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health which aims to improve the quality of life for people with severe mental health problems by enabling the development of excellent mental health services which are valued by users, carers and professionals. This briefing looks at using opportunities for inter-agency partnership in mental health.

Healthy minds : promoting emotional health and well-being in schools

Report looking into the role played by schools in promoting the emotional well-being of their pupils and measuring their performance against guidance given to schools by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Healthy Schools Standards.

Significant case review : Brandon Lee Muir

Report of the significant case review carried out to investigate the particular circumstances surrounding the child protection issues and the role of the agencies involved following the death of Brandon Muir in Dundee. The document also contains the findings and recommendations of an independent review for chief officers which assessed all the information which came out of the Brandon Muir significant case review to help maintain public confidence in local child protection services.

Effective interventions for complex families where there are concerns about, or evidence of, a child suffering significant harm (Safeguarding: briefing 1)

Briefing paper focusing on the effectiveness of interventions in complex child protection cases. Effectiveness here is defined as the prevention of further maltreatment or significant impairment to the child's development.

Essential connections : linking housing, health and social care

Report aiming to raise the profile of housing within health and social care partnership agendas through providing practical examples of how services and agencies need to connect in order to deliver the services people need.