outcomes

'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.

Briefing that sets out the potential areas for local action; the questions local commissioners might ask themselves and the evidence that may help with the answers; potential indicators for identifying areas for improvements and for tracking progress; and what the national data suggests in these key areas.

Study that seeks to offer discussion and analysis to inform an understanding of how well positioned people in Scotland with equalities characteristics are to access the benefits of economic recovery.

This study accompanies the publication of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012/2013 and Equality Statement: Scottish Spending Review and Draft Budget 2012-13, and helps demonstrate the Scottish Government’s commitment to better understanding the equalities impacts of its decisions.

Short paper that aims to share evidence based practice, promote local discussion and encourage improved outcomes. It does not seek to amend or replace existing statutory guidance that may be in place.

It offers some signposts to effective practice, local conversations and partnership working with a focus on improved outcomes for young carers and their families. These can be shared and taken forward locally in line with local needs and circumstances.

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This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Targeted Youth Support (TYS) is an initiative aimed at vulnerable young people and involves ensuring that agencies work together to meet young people’s needs. This report was commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) to explore what works for young people in relation to the outcomes prioritised by the TYS initiative.

The research team wished to establish what approaches to measuring children’s education, health and wellbeing outcomes existed in countries with high-performing education systems and how these measurements were used. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2009.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.