good practice

For Scotland's children: better integrated children's services (Part 1)

This is the first part of the report of an action team of experts from local government, the NHS and the voluntary sector to look at how better to integrate children’s services.

Their action plan contains a range of ways in which local authorities, the NHS and the voluntary sector can work together to create a single children’s services system, backed up by a number of good practice examples.

Exploring the evidence : young people's specialist substance misuse treatment

Report gathering together evidence for effective treatment of substance misuse by young people aged 18 and under and intended for professionals who deliver specialist substance misuse treatment services for young people.

Scottish Executive : Child Protection Review

This consultation exercise was conducted as part of the wider Child Protection Review. It was undertaken in 2001/2002 and comprised of a questionnaire circulated to a wide range of statutory and voluntary sector agencies involved with and concerned about matters relating to child protection; and a web site that was available for members of the general public to record their views and comments on, about matters relating to child protection.

Improving the education of looked after children: a guide for local authorities and service providers

This guide for practice booklet is based on the key findings of the national research of Scottish Government-funded pilot projects in 18 Scottish local authorities carried out by the University of Strathclyde between 2006 and 2008.

Annual Review 2007/08 - Working together, informing change

Putting People First brought together the leading health and social care organisations to agree a new approach to personalised care. The agreement cements SCIE’s role as the national organisation responsible for identifying, promoting and disseminating good practice. As a signatory to this concordat, informing the sector about what works – and what could work – across the world. A rough guided was produce to help the sector to understand what it means, how it relates to current practice and its implications.

Consultation and policy appraisal: compact code of good practice

Code of practice intended to improve the way the UK Government consults and appraises its policies with regard to the voluntary and community sector and, in so doing, allow the voluntary sector to have a more effective input into the development and implementation of policy.

Domestic abuse: a draft training strategy

The focus of this draft strategy is on identifying training and development activity required to support improvement in services to women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse, and to men who use violence.

It is based on increasing capacity to deliver training and providing national co-ordination of training on domestic abuse. This training strategy is set out in 6 sections: context, aims of the training strategy; requirements of the training strategy; taking the strategy forward; capacity building; and an action plan.

Healthy Care

The Healthy Care Programme is funded by the Department for Education and Skills and developed by the National Children’s Bureau. It is a practical means of improving the health and well-being of looked after children and young people in line with the Department of Health Guidance Promoting the Health of Looked After Children (2002) and the Change for Children Programme.

What has Changing Lives changed? : Practice Governance Change Programme - Andrew Lowe

Podcast of a talk by Andrew Lowe, Chair, Practice Governance Change Programme and Director of Social Work, Scottish Borders Council, given at the "What has Changing Lives changed?" conference, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, 03/03/2009.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for health, wellbeing and reducing inequalities

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aim to help to deliver High Quality Care for all: the Next Sate Review. Each guide has a similar framework, clearly setting out ambitions, taking action to deliver the action, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement.