information management

Information sharing : pocket guide

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.

Information sharing : guidance for practitioners and managers

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.

Angus Child Protection Committee: survey 2006

Blank survey asking children and young people 6 questions about where they would find out information about agencies who can offer assistance when they have concerns for their or another person’s well-being and protection. This resource can be used as a template for other questionnaires.

Local and National Information Requirements for Social Work in Scotland : Joint Statement August 2000

This document concludes the first stage of a serious and systematic attempt to address the deficiencies in the social work information base in Scotland. Senior social work managers, the wider local government community, the Scottish Executive and the Accounts Commission for Scotland have all demonstrated their commitment to working together, through the Social Work Information Review Group, to define a list of information about social work that will meet the needs of all the organisations.

Agile government : a provocation paper

Paper examining the concept of agility and what it might mean for government. It looks at the characteristics of agile organisations and how these might translate to the public sector environment. It argues that government must become more agile in order to respond to changing citizen needs.

Communications Skills

This is a light hearted training exercise with a serious purpose – to emphasise that good communication is essential and that information will diminish and become less accurate as it is passed on.

Angus Child Protection Committee: survey results

This survey was carried out in May 2005. It asked 3 questions:

1. How should we provide information about who can help with matters of child well being or protection?
2. Who would you talk to about a child whose well being or protection you were concerned about?
3. If written information was provided how would you like to get it? The document provides results, and compares paper and e-survey responses.

Supporting local information and research: Understanding demand and improving capacity

This review intends to understand how to strengthen support to local partners in using local information and research in decision-making. The investigation has probed the following questions: what are the sources of demand for local information and research?; how is research carried out locally?; how is local information and analysis currently supported by national, regional and sub-regional organisations? This report includes recommendations for national, regional, and local organisations for strengthening support for local partners.

Integrated Children's System

Webpage on the Every Child Matters website describing and containing resources relating to the Integrated Children's System, a framework for working with children in need and their families.

Guidance on short breaks (respite)

Document providing guidance to agencies engaged in children's services on the planning and delivery of short breaks, including breaks from caring and emergency crisis support.