In this podcast Alex Wilson covers how BT puts learning at the heart of its business and uses this to develop its talent and leadership capability. He explains the philosophy of learning in BT, how it is systematically integrated to the business objectives and tracked and measured against business drivers.
Report of a study conducted to investigate how effective children's centres are in reaching the most highly disadvantaged families, the ways in which they meet these families needs and the outcomes achieved.
Report examining the potential role of non-governmental community-based organisations in tackling social exclusion and offering an analysis of the challenges involved in making inclusion a positive reality.
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.
Report providing a comprehensive review of frontline social work practice in England and making a series of recommendations for improvement and reform of the whole profession across adult and children's services.
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.
Document setting out the governance arrangements for the UK Government's dementia strategy for England at national, regional and local level over a five-year period.
Document giving the response of local authorities in England to Lord Laming's report into the Baby P case.
Report of a research project in which 'audience insight' research with practitioners of children’s commissioning was carried out to establish an evidence base for the design, planning and delivery of a Commissioning Support Programme. Six local authority areas were used as case studies to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of commissioning, particularly those pertaining to leadership, partnership and locality working.
Document laying out the rationale and evidence for an R&D strategy arising from the Changing Lives report which recommended such a strategy be developed and that the strategy should underpin the work of all five associated Change Programmes.