children's services

Independent Jersey Care Inquiry

A 'robust and fearless' investigation into the abuse of children in the island’s care system over many decades.

Children's social work statistics Scotland, 2011-12

Details the social work statistics on looked-after children, child protection, and secure care and close support accommodation for 2011-12.

Serious case review: Chapter 8: working together to safeguard children 2010 - Child F

Chapter 8 of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ 2010 requires that a Local Safeguarding Children Board should always conduct a Serious Case Review when a child dies and abuse or neglect is known or suspected to be a factor in the death.

The circumstances of the death of Child F were considered consistent with this criterion and a Serious Case Review was commissioned on 16 April 2010 by the Hull Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB).

Implementing outcomes based accountability in children’s services: an overview of the process and impact

The Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA) model has been used as a way of structuring planning to improve outcomes for whole populations and for improving services. The OBA approach focuses on outcomes that are desired and monitoring and evidencing progress towards those desired outcomes. NFER was commissioned by Local Government Association Analysis and Research (LGAAR), on behalf of Local Government Improvement and Development, to identify the impact of the OBA approach on LA practice in Children's Services through nine case studies (18 interviews with strategic and operational staff).