instruments

Children's trusts: a briefing paper on improving financial management

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.

Academic evaluation of the Care Commission Regulatory Support Assessment (RSA) tool

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.

Scottish Recovery Indicator

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.

The Capability Approach : developing an instrument for evaluating public health interventions : final report

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.

Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator pilot in five health board areas

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.

Evaluation of the Scottish Recovery Indicator pilot in five health board areas in Scotland

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.

Identifying and quantifying the outcomes of community learning and development: development and testing of a research instrument - full report

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.

Using standardised assessment tools : Asset in Scotland (CJSW briefing paper 14)

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.

Manual for measures of caring activities and outcomes for children and young people

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.