leadership

SCIE Knowledge review 16: Improving social and health care services

This knowledge review explores the processes and actions that have proven most effective in bringing about and sustaining improvement in social and health care services.

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire

Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

Commissioning, delivery and perceptions of emergency accommodation for young runaways

Report focusing on the issue of emergency accommodation for young runaways and making recommendations intended to help local authorities and other relevant agencies design solutions which will better meet the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.

Social care governance: A practice workbook

This workbook sets out to show how social care governance is made up of many of social care’s core activities, familiar to practitioners. It puts social care governance into direct practice by taking a team audit approach. This helps teams reflect on and evaluate their practice, using the knowledge SCIE has gathered, to make improvements. The audit framework helps the wider organisation to learn from practice.

Report on proposed Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill

This report sets out the role and remit of an independent Commissioner to champion the rights of children and young people. The Commissioner’s work is laid out in four main areas: promoting and safeguarding children’s rights; communicating with children; investigations and the promotion of good practice.

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire: accessible summary

Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

The collaborative state : how working together can transform public services (Demos collection 23)

Collection of case studies and papers which advocate collaboration as a new approach to running local public services. It attempts to provide answers to the questions, why work together?, where can the beginnings of new approaches be found? and what form would government take if it was redesigned for collaboration?

Taking the lead: youth leadership in theory and practice

Report exploring the issue of youth leadership in theory and in practice. In particular, it examines the various competing conceptions of youth leadership and different approaches to it, identifying lessons from case studies of organisations both in the UK and abroad.

Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group: annual report 2007/08

Annual report by the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group which contains a series of recommendations on how to advance the UK Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy.