good practice

Working together for change: using person-centred information for commissioning

Working together for change is an approach to engagement with people using services to review their experiences and determine priorities for change. It can be used to ensure that co-production with local people and families is at the heart of social care transformation programmes. This report describes a six stage process that uses person centred information - such as person centred reviews, person centred plans or support plans - to inform strategic change and commissioning.

Learning Network North Training Network Report May 2010

Summary report on the proposal to develop a training network in the North of Scotland. Such a network would facilitate joint working and provide mutual support on training and development issues. Consultation undertaken on behalf of the Scottish Social Services Learning Network North by Carol Smith.

National Service Framework for Children - Complex Disability

This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. This case studies is an exemplar of a child with complex disability.

A guide for the management of dual diagnosis for prisons

Dual diagnosis, the co-existence of mental health and substance misuse problems, has a higher prevalence in prisons than in the general community. T

his document provides good practice guidance to commissioners and practitioners on for the management of dual diagnosis within a prison setting.

Environmental health in Scotland and the Health Improvement Challenge

Report discussing the challenges facing the environmental health profession in Scotland and the contribution it can potentially make to the Scottish Executive's Health Improvement Challenge.

Recognising complexity: commissioning guidance for personality disorder services

Practice guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, to help them improve outcomes for people with personality disorders.

The guidance provides information and suggestions on best practice drawn from pilot services and from service users, and is organised into four sections which provide information on: an overview of the broad context; key areas for effective commissioning; commissioning dedicated personality disorder services; and commissioning for groups with particular needs.

Multi-agency working and its implications for practice: a review of the literature

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 good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

Safeguarding adults: a national framework of standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work

Document bringing together best practice and aspirations to form eleven sets of good practice standards, which can be utilised as an audit tool and guide by all those involved in adult protection work.

'Getting it right for everyone': conference report

Report of the proceedings of the 'Getting it right for everyone' conference held in Perth on 13th November 2007. The conference was concerned with improving the ability of those working in community planning to engage with people with learning disabilities and raising awareness of the issues facing people with learning disabilities in respect of planning the future of local communities.