instruments

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.

Report of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the RSA, a tool to aid Care Commission officers in planning and carrying out their inspection programme by identifying issues and developments which will highlight the required time allotment and intensity of inspection.

The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a mental health service development tool designed to aid mental health services in making sure their activities are focused on assisting the recovery of people using their services. The SRI is a three-stage process involving planning and preparation, collecting data and drawing up a service development plan.

In view of increasing interest in the application of Sen's capability approach to the evaluation of health care programmes, this paper reports on a project which aimed to develop a questionnaire to measure outcome within the capabilities framework, to be used in the evaluation of public health and social interventions.

The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a tool designed to allow an assessment of how far organisations providing mental health services are meeting their users needs in terms of their rights to equality, social inclusion and support to recover.

This paper summarises the methodology and findings of an SRI pilot project.

The Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) is a tool designed to allow an assessment of how far organisations providing mental health services are meeting their users needs in terms of their rights to equality, social inclusion and support to recover.

This paper details the methodology and findings of an SRI pilot project.

Report describing and discussing a research project whose purpose was to develop and trial an instrument which could determine whether it is possible to identify and quantify retrospectively the outcomes of community learning and development for individuals and communities in Scotland.

Paper describing and evaluating Asset, a needs and risk assessment tool which supports evidence-based interventions in youth justice and helps to classify and concentrate resources on priority issues which can be changed.

This manual provides instruments for the assessment of caring activities and caring outcomes in young carers. The 'Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18)' is a questionnaire that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person, as well as six sub scale scores for domestic tasks, household management, personal care, emotional care, sibling care, and financial/practical care.