inspection

Older and wiser : findings from our unannounced visits to NHS continuing care wards

Report detailing the findings of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's (MWC) unannounced visits to sixteen continuing care wards across Scotland. At these visits the MWC interviewed patients, relatives and staff and examined data such as needs assessments.

Statutory guidance on promoting the health and well-being of looked after children

Document giving guidance to local authorities and their health agency partners in England on carrying out their functions in regard to the promotion of co-operation to improve the well-being of children and young people and the making of arrangements to ensure they take account of the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when discharging their duties.

The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, children's services and skills 2007/08

Report presenting evidence and findings from the first full year of inspection and regulation carried out by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills established in April 2007 and covering childcare, children's social care and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.

Collaborative working across services for older people in Tayside : multi-agency inspection (summary)

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and recommendations for improvements.

Collaborative working across services for older people in Tayside: multi-agency inspection

Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and making recommendations for improvements.

Collaborative working across services for older people in Forth Valley: multi-agency inspection summary

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and recommendations for improvements.

Collaborative working across services for older people in Forth Valley: multi-agency inspection

Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and making recommendations for improvements.

Performance inspection of social work services: South Ayrshire council 2009

The inspection of South Ayrshire social work services took place between November 2008 and March 2009. Our inspection team consisted of SWIA inspectors, an associate inspector, a carer inspector and sessional inspectors. The directorate of children and community delivered good outcomes for many people who used its services. Those people who used services that responded to our survey and that we met during the inspection were satisfied with the help they received and the way they were treated.

The annual report of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills 2008/09

Report presenting the findings from annual inspections of childcare, children's social care, local authority services for children, schools, colleges, initial teacher education, adult learning, provision for young people in secure accommodation and the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in England.

Safeguarding children : a joint Chief Inspectors' report on arrangements to safeguard children

The government made a commitment in the 1998 White Paper 'Modernising Social Services' to put in place new arrangements to commission from all of its Chief Inspectors of services involved with children a joint report on children’s safeguards.

This is the first of those reports and draws on the findings of a wide range of inspection activity undertaken by individual inspectorates. In addition, a joint inspection was undertaken to address inter-agency arrangements for safeguarding children.