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.
Leaflet offering employers basic guidance on simple, inexpensive steps which can be taken to address HIV and other BBVs as well as a concise explanation of legal responsibilities.
Guidance aimed at care home and hospital staff involved in caring for residents with dementia and laying out the principles which should be applied when contemplating the use of wandering technology and the legal implications of its use.
Document offering guidance on good practice around identifying the needs of young people requiring specialist substance misuse treatment.
Document laying out the rationale and evidence for an R&D strategy arising from the Changing Lives report which recommended such a strategy be developed and that the strategy should underpin the work of all five associated Change Programmes.
Paper providing an overview of evidence and argument about re-offending and the kinds of offender supervision practices in the community which might be most effective in decreasing it.
This guidance, on the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Member for Children's Services (LM) and Director of Children's Services (DCS), has been updated to take account of the good progress already made, reinforce existing best practice and highlight the importance of the LM and DCS as leaders and champions for children, young people and their families.
It aims to explain how the roles are distinct and complementary and how working together as a team, they can be most effective in driving clear improvements in outcomes.
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.