local authorities

Money advice services across Scotland's local authorities

Report that has been published as part of a two-year action research project funded by the Money Advice Service and the Improvement Service.

The principal aim of the research was to provide an overview of money advice services delivered and commissioned by Scottish Local Authorities. A secondary research aim was to identify potential areas for improvement in money advice services, which could lead to enhanced positive outcomes for citizens and communities.

Statistics release: Adults with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities 2012 (eSAY)

This statistics release publishes information on adults with learning disabilities known to Scottish local authorities. This data collection and publication is sometimes referred to as ‘eSAY’ which stands for ‘electronic Same as You’, referring to the role of these statistics in monitoring the implementation of ‘The same of you?’. Please see the background section for more information on the current policy context, including the Scottish Government’s new learning disability strategy ‘The keys to life’.

Corporate parenting

Funded by the Department for Education, the National Children's Bureau (NCB) has developed a resource, available for free download, to support local authorities working to narrow the gap between the outcomes of looked after children and their peers.

Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill

An Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision in relation to the carrying out of functions of local authorities and Health Boards; to make further provision about certain functions of public bodies; to make further provision in relation to certain functions under the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978; and for connected purposes.

Squaring the circle: evidence at the local level

Paper that looks at how local authorities and their partners are using evidence to develop strategy, prioritise spending and redesign services.

Early intervention: where now for local authorities?

Report on the position of local authorities in relation to early intervention for children and families. 

SCIE report 65: early intervention: decision-making in local authority children’s services

This is a study of local authority decision-making in respect to long-term decision making and early intervention services. The study seeks to gain a better understanding of the factors that facilitate and hinder delivery of improved outcomes for children and families over the longer-term. This report synthesises the data gathered from: a literature review; 30 telephone interviews with senior officers and members in local authorities in England; and feedback from 49 subject matter experts attending five regional events.

Generations Working Together

Organisation that provides information, delivers support and encourages involvement to benefit all of Scotland’s generations, by working, learning, volunteering and living together.

Scottish index of multiple deprivation 2012

The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is the Scottish Government's official tool for identifying those places in Scotland suffering from deprivation. It incorporates several different aspects of deprivation, combining them into a single index. This is the report for 2012.