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.
Report describing good practice identified during a Healthcare Commission and National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse joint review of residential drug treatment services in England with the aim of encouraging better service delivery in this sector.
This information resource sets out guidelines about Disabled children and how vulnerable to abuse or neglect than non-disabled children. It is intended to help those with a strategic or planning responsibility for children understand their particular needs and consider how best to safeguard and promote their welfare.
This guide focuses on how practitioners and managers in social care can initiate and sustain the participation of adult service users, including older people, in developing social care.
This knowledge review looks at current literature and practice around service user involvement, the extent to which service user involvement has brought improvements to social work and social care and where the change has become established practice.
This report has been produced jointly by HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). The aim of the publication is to report on the quality of education currently experienced by deaf children in Scottish schools, to provide examples of good practice and to identify signposts for improvement which schools can use when planning for excellence.
Document giving the response of local authorities in England to Lord Laming's report into the Baby P case.
Reports on a study into outreach services offered by Sure Start Children's Centres to engage and support disadvantaged children and families. Key aims were to discover whether outreach was successful in reaching the most disadvantaged, to discover a definition of best practice and to highlight the relevant skills, qualifications and experience for good outreach.
The document provides examples of good practice in listening to the opinions and ideas of looked-after children. These examples can be used by local authorities and independent fostering providers to develop their fostering services.
Report of an independent review into children's services in England which considered how effectively different services are working together and pinpointed areas for improvement.