performance measurement

Handled with care?: managing medication for residents of care homes and children's homes - a follow up study (CSCI special study report)

Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.

The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.

The 2008 drug strategy: one year on

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.

Fitting the bill : local policing for the 21st century

Paper looking at whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing in England and arguing for a greater emphasis on partnership policing and neighbourhood policing.

Performance management in local authority housing services: an empirical view

Report of a study which set out to assess local authority practice on housing service self-assessment and performance management as well as gather evidence to facilitate the drawing up of good practice guidance in this area.

Services for children and young people with emotional and mental health needs

Report presenting the findings of a review which was set up to assess whether services were adequately meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in Wales.

In particular, its aim was to discover how comprehensive, accessible and effective services were and whether robust mechanisms were in place for managing service delivery and improvement.

Signs for improvement: commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm

This guidance is designed to direct commissioners to resources and guidance which will assist them in commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm in their local community. It offers ways to improve commissioning, looking at each World Class Commissioning competency and all stages in the commissioning cycle. Contents include: why a focus on alcohol-related harm?; commissioning to improve the outcome for people at risk of alcohol related harm; World Class Commissioning Competencies and the commissioning cycle.

How good is our school?: self-evaluation using quality indicators

This edition of 'How good is our school?' replaces that published in 1996. It is designed, as were the earlier editions, to help headteachers and teachers in school self-evaluation and to assist education authority officials in discharging their responsibilities for quality assurance. The continuing strength of this set of quality indicators is that it is used in external evaluation by HM Inspectors as well as in self-evaluation by schools and by local authorities in quality assurance procedures.

Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee Annual Report : 2005-2006 and Business Plan : 2006-2007

This is the second annual report of the Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee (CPC) and it sets out the wide range of work which has been undertaken by partner agencies in the past year to evaluate, strengthen and develop services to protect children and young people in Perth and Kinross. Significant achievements include wide ranging campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness about child protection and what to do if you have concerns about the safety of a child.

Protecting Children and Young People in Highland. Highland Child Protection Committee Annual Report : April 2005 – March 2006

This is the second report submitted to the Scottish Executive in line with the Guidance for Child Protection Committees published in January 2005. It is a review of key policy and work over the past year.