inspection

Inspection of safeguarding and looked after children services: Staffordshire County Council

This is the report of an inspection carried out under the Children act 2004. The purpose of the inspection was to evaluate the contribution made by local services towards ensuring children and young people are properly safeguarded and to determine the quality of service provision for looked after children and care leavers.

The overall effectiveness of safeguarding services in Staffordshire was grade 3 (adequate). The effectiveness of services for looked after children and young people is adequate overall but with some good and outstanding features.

Queens Cross Nursery Aberdeen [report of inspection by HMIE on behalfof both HMIE and the Care Commission]

Queens Cross Nursery was inspected in April 2009. The centre caters for pre-school children aged three to five years. It is registered for 18 children attending at any one session. The total roll was 14 at the time of the inspection. As a result of the good quality of education provided by the centre no further visits are required.

Regulation of Care (Scotland) Act 2001

This Act of Scottish Parliament establishes a new independent body to regulate care services in Scotland to be known as the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care ('The Commission'). It also establishes a system of care regulation, encompassing the registration and inspection of care services against a set of national care standards and the taking of any enforcement action; a new independent body, to be known as the Scottish Social Services Council ('The Council') to regulate social service workers and to promote and regulate their education and training.

West Lothian Child Protection Committee Annual Report 2005 – 2006

The Child Protection Committee (CPC) is the lynchpin in implementing strategic plans at local level. In this report the CPC has, in accordance with the National Guidance on Child Protection Committees – Protecting Children and Young People 2005 (Appendix 2), given an account of its work in the previous year, demonstrated the quality of inter-agency co-operation in undertaking the work of the Committee, and presented a business plan for the coming year.

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.

Local authority? : how to develop leadership for better public services

Report focusing on the difficulties public sector organisations often have engaging with the communities they serve to find solutions to problems or winning legitimacy for leaders and public institutions. It questions why leadership in a partnership context is really necessary and arranges the issues into an agenda for practical action and policy change.

Performance inspection of social work services: Midlothian Council 2008

Midlothian Council social work division performed to an adequate standard in delivering positive outcomes for people who used services. The performance was good in relation to service users who had mental health problems, throughcare and aftercare services for care leavers and educational attainment of looked after children.

This report is not a detailed description of all the social work services in Midlothian. It gives an overview and concentrates on the work being undertaken with people who need assistance and the areas where improvements are needed.

Safer recruitment for safer services: a report on the quality of recruitment practices in registered care services

Report of an investigation into the recruitment practices of a number of different types of care services in Scotland to determine how well these services were carrying out their legal obligations to recruit safely and rectify bad practice where found.

The protection of children in England : a progress report

Report containing Lord Laming's findings on the progress being made in implementing effective arrangements for protecting children in England following his Victoria Climbie Inquiry and his recommendations for further actions to be taken.