needs assessment

Presents the findings from a research study which identifies and explores the changing support needs of people with sight loss from the clinical, visual function and quality of life perspectives. Data were derived from biographical narrative interviews and a visual function questionnaire with people with sight loss, and semi-structured interviews with professionals involved in the delivery of specialist visual impairment services.

Webpage on the Every Child Matters website describing and containing resources relating to the Integrated Children's System, a framework for working with children in need and their families.

This paper provides an overview of the different experiences and specific needs of minority ethnic adult women in prison, highlighting the contextual effects of multiple discrimination; being a ‘woman’, from a ‘minority ethnic’ group, often from ‘minority nationality groups’ and from ‘lower socio-economic’ backgrounds.

The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.

Briefing paper discussing the implications of the personalisation agenda for carers, for example its impact on support provided to both the looked after person and the carer.

Report of a study which sought people's views of existing health and social care services in Moray with a view to establishing a baseline of service user satisfaction levels against which future changes to services can be measured.

Example templates of proposed submission and assessment arrangements for young people's commissioners to use in their planning processes. Includes: 1. Young people’s specialist substance misuse treatment planning 2009/10: Guidance notes on planning processes for strategic partnerships. 2. Young people’s specialist substance misuse treatment plan 2009/10. 3.. Planning grids. 4. Expenditure profile.

Document offering guidance on good practice around identifying the needs of young people requiring specialist substance misuse treatment.

This learning object provides an introduction to the assessment framework in which Norma Baldwin discusses the origins, nature and key features of the Integrated Assessment Framework. Norma currently teaches child care and protection at Dundee University's Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her extensive research into community development approaches to child protection has influenced policy development throughout the UK. Norma has also conducted developmental and evaluative work on services in a number of local authorities.

This literature review examines the ways in which young carers come to the attention of voluntary and statutory agencies, and factors inhibiting identification. It identifies the ways in which young carers’ needs are assessed and it examines approaches to service provision by both statutory and voluntary agencies. The review also identifies approaches that are successful in meeting the social, educational and health needs of young carers.