good practice

'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.

Developing Student Placement Policies

This purpose of this document is to inform the development of organisational student placement policies and procedures.

Transforming community services: ambition, action, achievement: transforming services for people with long term conditions

One of a series of six transforming community service best practice guides for frontline staff and their leaders which aims 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, using best available evidence and demonstrating and measuring achievement. The guides also highlight what is considered to be good practice across community services.

The Children's hearing system in Scotland 2002: training resource manual

In 1996 the Scottish Office commissioned a complete revision of the existing guidance manual for Children's Panel members in order to bring it up to date, in particular for the new legislation. The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 was implemented in April 1997 and the Human Rights Act 1998 has since been introduced. Experience of working with the new legislation has brought about best practice guidelines.

Fife Child Protection Committee Annual Report : April 2005 – March 2006 & Annual Plan : April 2006 – March 2007

Fife Child Protection Committee (CPC) Annual Report 2005 to 2006 and Annual Plan 2006-2007, illustrates the successes, the work underway and plans to build on continuous improvement in child protection.

Safeguarding children: protecting children in your organisation

Certain types of charity are set up to assist or care for those who are particularly vulnerable, perhaps because of their age, physical or mental ability or ill health.

Charity trustees are responsible for ensuring that those benefiting from, or working with, their charity are not harmed in any way through contact with it. They have a legal duty to act prudently and this means that they must take all reasonable steps within their power to ensure that this does not happen.

Practice guide 5: Implementing the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004

The purpose of this guide is to offer quick and easy access to information that will aid the implementation of the 2004 Act alongside previous related legislation. The guide explores a number of areas and you will see these listed on the left hand menu. For each topic area the guide includes: key research and policy findings; ideas from practice; links to further information. It also includes related areas of practice not specific to the Act that are useful to its implementation.

Consultation with Carers Good Practice Guide

This guide has been written to provide advice on the best and most effective methods of consulting with carers. It is aimed at those who provide, plan or commission services for either carers or the people they care for. It can also be used by carers, as a checklist on what to look out for and what to ask for when service providers are consulting with them.

Facilitating integrated practice between children's services and health

Publication containing examples of innovative working practice where children's services are integrated with health and arranging them into a series of case studies. It is intended to support all those involved in the planning, commissioning and delivery of services through Sure Start Children's Centres.