Website of Social Work Scotland containing information and news relating to 'Changing Lives, the change programme for social work services in Scotland based on the 21st century review of social work.
The website closed in 2009 and most of the content was archived on http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/changinglives.
A summary of the document "Towards a research and development strategy for social services in Scotland" which sets out the rationale and evidence for the development of an R&D strategy.
Report evaluating the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 children's centres in England visited between June and December 2008.
Inspectors found that integration of services was having a positive impact as far as support for children and parents is concerned in over half the centres visited.
In this report plans are set out for government investment in Scotland over the three year period 2003-2006. Proposals for public spending are made in Justice, Education, Health, Social Justice, Transport, Environment and Administration.
Paper reporting and discussing the findings of a literature review which aimed to assess different models of multi-agency work, the impacts of and possible facilitators and challenges to multi-agency working and the implications these have for good practice.
Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.
This report by the Improving the Effectiveness of the Youth Justice System Working Group describes the characteristics of effective local management of youth justice services and outlines a set of standards to improve delivery.
The group was asked to develop a strategic framework of national objectives and standards for Scotland’s Youth Justice services, to help achieve the national target of reducing the number of persistent offenders by 10% by 2006.
This leaflet summarises some key findings of the inspection of South Ayrshire Council’s social work services, which are set out in the full report published in September 2009.
In April 1997 the Social Services Inspectorate undertook an inspection of the child protection services in Cambridgeshire's Social Services Department. This inspection took place at the request of the Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Department of Health following the non-accidental death of Rikki Neave, a child on Cambridgeshire's child protection register. The 1997 inspection identified serious deficiencies in the standard of child protection services in Cambridgeshire.
This report describes the findings and conclusions of an inter-disciplinary review of social work and health services in Scotland to support vulnerable families with young children aged 0-3 years. It also takes account of other important services such as early education and childcare, housing, health services for adults and Children’s Hearings.