Leading for Outcomes is a unique study into senior leadership in children’s services in England, drawing on in-depth primary research with leaders in eight local authorities, and 22 directors of children’s services.
The eight local authorities were selected on a range of factors but primarily to represent existing high performers or rapidly improving authorities in terms of outcomes.
This resource has been designed to support you to meet the 12 outcomes statements contained in the NQSW framework in adult services developed by Skills For Care. You will find useful resources, suggestions for evidence and links to current legislation and policy to help your continuing professional development. Although the primary focus is on adult services, social workers in other settings will also find it useful.
This White Paper sets out the government’s strategy for liberating the NHS in the current parliamentary term and beyond. It provides clarity of purpose: a more responsive, patient-centred NHS, which achieves outcomes that are among the best in the world. It provides certainty, through a clear policy framework to support that ambition, with increased autonomy and clear accountability at every level in the NHS.
Part of the IRISS What Works: Putting Research into Practice series, this video interview with Peter Beresford focuses on effective user involvement.
Recorded as part of the IRISS Masterclass Series workshops, this podcast details what next practice can offer to people using social services. Geoff Mulgan focuses on two main areas - productivity in the workplace and tools for innovation.
Document reporting progress made in delivering the aims and objectives of the Angus Pathfinder, a project set up to develop an outcome focused approach to service delivery and performance management which delivers better outcomes for people with community care needs.
Briefing paper intended to help Children's Trusts in England test and improve their financial management arrangements as they prepare jointly owned Children and Young People's Plans and adapt their structures when statutory Children's Trust boards are introduced.
Paper assessing the relative merits and demerits of institutional care and foster care through considering four components of service outcomes: the safety and well-being of children while in care, permanence/re-entry from care, long-term success of children in out of home care and the costs of out of home care.
UK Government consultation document on proposed school-level indicators to improve the information available to schools to help them assess the well-being issues their pupils face and evaluate the school's performance in promoting pupil well-being.
Review that tells us what works in improving educational outcomes for looked-after children and young people (LACYP), on the basis of a systematic review of the research literature and analysis of key data. It aims to provide evidence that will help service providers to improve services and, ultimately, outcomes for children, young people and their families.