management

Performance inspection of social work services: Midlothian Council 2008

Midlothian Council social work division performed to an adequate standard in delivering positive outcomes for people who used services. The performance was good in relation to service users who had mental health problems, throughcare and aftercare services for care leavers and educational attainment of looked after children.

This report is not a detailed description of all the social work services in Midlothian. It gives an overview and concentrates on the work being undertaken with people who need assistance and the areas where improvements are needed.

Engaging young people : local authority youth work 2005-08

Report based on evidence gathered from local authority youth services inspections which occurred as part of Ofsted's joint area reviews of children's and young people's services from 2005 to 2008. It discusses the quality and impact of youth work and follows developments in the introduction of integrated youth support.

Leadership in the public sector in Scotland (ESRC seminar series)

Report providing a critical overview of developments in leadership theory in recent years and of its application through Scottish public sector leadership development training. It also aims to provide a stocktake of public sector leadership development provision with a view to helping inform conversations on the limitations of existing provision, how it might be improved and the challenges to leadership development posed by a difficult economic climate.

Criminal justice social work performance inspection programme 2003-2007 : final report

Document reporting the principal findings of the programme of inspections of criminal justice social work services which took place between September 2003 and April 2007 and making recommendations for improvements.

Substance misuse services in Grampian 2007 : multi-agency inspection (summary)

Document reporting the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Substance misuse services in Grampian 2007 : multi-agency inspection

Report detailing the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Connecting Partnerships : a framework for supporting leadership, effective management and service innovations across health and social care partnerships

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.

Leading practice : 11.0 supervision

Development programme created for first-line managers in social care. Divided into eleven sessions and consisting of activities, discussion points and reading suggestions, it is intended to assist the development of the individual and organisation through gaining a better knowledge and understanding of practice-focused management.