Report that outlines findings from year two of a three-year research project examining ‘The opportunities and challenges of the changing public services landscape for the third sector in Scotland: a longitudinal study’.
It builds on and extends the research reported in the year one baseline report.
Research shows that poor maternal mental health and low income during babyhood affect children's outcomes negatively and are factors in the creation of future generations of "Troubled Families". Early intervention services to improve children's life chances must therefore mean intervening before at-risk babies are born, and in the first year of life; providing both services which support vulnerable mothers emotionally and with parenting; and providing adequate welfare support.
Research demonstrates a negative relationship between worklessness and outcomes for children over and above what would be expected due to other factors, such as material deprivation and low income. This underlines the importance of supporting parents to move into the labour market.
This briefing looks at the importance of employment to social mobility.
In December 2008, following two years of gestation, the Scottish Government issued a set of national outcomes for Community Care – or the Community Care Outcomes Framework (CCOF). After three years of local work implementing the Framework it was agreed that a review would be conducted in 2011 to re-examine it and test whether it was still fit for purpose.
The review was carried out by the and the
Report that offers new evidence from more than 30 case studies, showing that even for children and families with much more complex needs, including those on the edge of care, it is still possible to achieve significant improvements in outcomes in a very cost-effective way by intervening appropriately once the families‟ needs have come to the attention of practitioners.
Outcomes framework designed to support understanding and measurement of the connections between intrinsic personal and social development outcomes and longer-term extrinsic outcomes.
This review discusses the measurement of outcome for individuals and their carers for research purposes, particularly the type of research which evaluates the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of social care for adults and which has implications for social care practice. It discusses what is meant by outcome in social care, presenting a model that describes different ‘types’ of outcome and how these are related to one another.
'Payment by Results'(PbR) is a way of commissioning services which offers financial rewards to providers for the achievement of positive social outcomes.
The main aim of PbR is to enable the delivery of cost-saving preventative social interventions and to incentivise better outcomes for service users.
Notes from a seminar held on Monday 24th October 2011 at the Nuffield Foundation.
The seminar took place as a round-table discussion attended by 28 policy makers, youth justice practitioners, researchers, specialists from children’s organisations and think-tanks. Sara Nathan OBE, a broadcaster and a member of the Judicial Appointments Commission as well as the Independent Commission on Youth Crime, chaired the meeting.
Report on a series of seminars set-up to draw together national and international knowledge and professional, policy and research expertise in relation to the management, evaluation and research of everyday multi-professional intervention to safeguard children.
The series has resulted in fostering new links between different fields and networks in pursuit of improving data collection and use, in addition to widening opportunities for future collaborative research and development activities.