information management

Children In need of protection: a draft code of practice on the sharing of information

Poor information sharing has been identified as a contributory factor in a number of catastrophic child protection cases.

The aim of this code is to improve practice by giving staff clear guidance on when and how to share information legally and professionally about children at risk of harm.

Adult protection policy and procedures

Document setting out procedures to be followed in cases of abuse of vulnerable adults in the Argyll and Bute Council area.

Integrated working training materials (slides and delivery notes)

Set of resources comprising training slides and detailed delivery notes to support implementation of the integrated working processes and tools, i.e. information sharing, Common Assessment Framework and lead professional.

Changing professional practice and culture to get it right for every child: an evaluation of the development and early implementation phases of 'Getting it right for every child' in Highland, 2006-2009

Report describing and evaluating the progress of the Highland pathfinder of the 'Getting it right for every child' (GIRFEC) programme which was set up to help shape, develop and test the practice tools and training materials and inform the development of national guidance for the GIRFEC programme.

Current issues in criminal justice social work and youth justice (Towards effective practice, paper 1)

Paper identifying and discussing some of the issues facing criminal and youth justice social work services in Scotland. These include effective practice and approaches, outcome evaluation, risk assessment, information management and restorative justice.

HM Government information sharing guidance

Set of resources providing clear guidance for practitioners on when and how they may share information legally and professionally about an individual with whom they are in contact.

National accommodation strategy for young people displaying sexually harmful behaviour: good practice working document

Guidance document laying out the arrangements which should be implemented to manage the risks presented by young people exhibiting harmful sexual behaviour and who are living independently but not being managed within MAPPA. It also acts as a framework for effective multi-agency working between agencies involved with this group, especially social workers and housing providers.

Employee Authentication Services (EAS)

YouTube video on EAS which is a system designed to allow employees in local government, schools and other organisations to access and share sensitive information in order to improve services for children, learners and citizens.