This document contains eight case examples focusing on different aspects of information sharing. These eight case examples support the cross-Government guidance document Information Sharing: Practitioners’ Guide by illustrating for practitioners the practical application of the guidance. The case examples cover a range of situations of relevance to everyone who work with children and young people, whether they are employed or volunteers, working in the public, private or voluntary sectors.
Integrating organisations and services is a daunting task and there is plenty of evidence that outcomes can be poor if services are delivered in a fragmented way to people who need access to care. With that in mind, Government has placed a duty of partnership on the main statutory bodies and integration remains a major aspect of its ‘modernisation’ plans for public services.
Report examining the experiences of disabled parents and their families and assessing how well local council policies, services and practices are providing appropriate support in line with their responsibilities under existing government policy and legislation.
An integrated workforce strategy project report for autumn 2009.
Report of a study which reviewed and evaluated evidence concerning improving learning outcomes for children through good practice in integrating early years services.
Report reviewing the joint financing and integrated care arrangements between NHS bodies and councils in England with adult social care responsibilities.
Using the examples of learning disability, mental health and older people it discusses how these arrangements are used and makes recommendations to help national and local bodies better understand the options available and how to use them to achieve better outcomes for service users.
Getting It Right for Every Child is an integrated system of getting the right help to children at the right time in their lives through agencies working together to provide a coherent, evidence based system of assessment, planning and recording. It aims to cut down bureaucracy and help children get the service they need when they need it. It is founded on understanding how children develop to reach their full potential and the fundamental value of children's and families' participation in assessment and planning.
Joint statement to the government's consultation document, Integration of Adult Health and Social Care, made by the Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers (ALACHO); the Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland; the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA); Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF); the Housing Support Enabling Unit (HSEU); and Care and Repair Scotland.
The Scottish Government launched a public consultation to inform recommendations for legislation to support integration of adult health and social care in Scotland.
This report presents the views expressed by respondents to the consultation proposals.
One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.
This Insight is based on the key findings of a review conducted for ADSW (Petch, 2011), which considered the evidence base for health and social care integration.