needs assessment

Scottish good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

Crannog approach

Document describing and explaining the philosophy and work of the Crannog Project in Dumfries and Galloway whose purpose is to support young people in difficulties in their communities.

Dementia: what every commissioner needs to know: guidance on delivering the National Dementia Strategy for England

This guide had been developed to help commissioners of health and social care services to understand how to effectively commission services for people with dementia and their carers.

Mapping the terrain : 16-19 funding transfer (LGA research report)

In April 2010 the Learning and Skills Council in England will be abolished and responsibility for planning and commissioning education and training for 16–18 year olds will move to local authorities. This report looks at local authorities’ early experiences of the transfer to help inform planning, especially with regard to work- force capacity.

Back on track? : CPA care planning for service users who are repeatedly detained under the Mental Health Act

Report describing the quality of care planning for patients with repeat admissions under the Mental Health Act 1983, assessing the extent to which the Care Programme Approach (CPA) is being operated effectively and making conclusions about factors which contribute to the best quality of care and outcomes for such patients.

Meeting the needs of children in residential child care

This resource explores the needs children in residential child care may have and then offers a range of practical activities for use with children. Examples of young people's concerns are featured and how to achieve the outcomes set out in Every Child Matters is considered.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (Key issues 3)

Paper giving an overview of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, under which local authorities and primary care trusts in England must identify the needs of the local population in order to provide the evidence base to inform priority-setting, planning and service commissioning to meet those needs.

LEAP framework

Learning object which introduces the LEAP (Learning, Evaluation and Planning) planning and evaluation framework, facilitates understanding of the principles which underpin the framework and demonstrates its application in practice.

How do I get help?

Factsheet providing information and advice on sources of help available to all those caring for family members or friends in Scotland. Topics covered include carers' assessments, emotional support, financial matters and making a complaint.

Practice guidance on assessing the support needs of adoptive families

Guidance prepared for practitioners in England who are involved in assessing the support needs of people affected by adoption. It is based on the child-centred model laid out in the Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families.