The Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) is a generic risk assessment tool to assess the risk of future offending in young people aged between 12 and 17. The tool is used in a number of areas in Scotland but had not previously been comprehensively tested for use with this population.
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Report that lays bare the impact of austerity on services provided by the community and voluntary sector and on the workers for whom providing a service is not just a job, but part of a deep personal commitment to the people they support.
It is a wake-up call for politicians and society at large that workers in the community sector are approaching crisis point, and it is time to take notice.
Study that assesses the extent to which multidisciplinary case management in the form of virtual wards led to changes in the use of health care and social care by patients at high predicted risk of future unplanned hospital admission.
The primary aim was to determine whether virtual wards have led to changes in rates of unplanned hospital admission compared to matched controls, and if so at what cost. The secondary aims were to assess the impact of the intervention on rates of A&E attendance, social care provision, GP practice visits, and the use of community health services.
The Scottish Government recognises that empowering communities and reforming public services are key to achieving improved outcomes for all of Scotland.
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill is intended to provide a legislative underpinning that will support and drive forward these key areas of policy.
Guidance for local authorities and other corporate parents: supporting looked after children and young people to remain in care, as part of a staged transition towards adulthood and greater independence.
It has been developed in response to concerns about consistently poor outcomes for care leavers, with high rates of homelessness and low levels of engagement in education, training or employment.
A guide to co-production in social care and how to develop co-productive approaches to working with people who use services and carers.
Report that details the impact of the research evidence produced by practitioners and the outcome of their knowledge exchamge activities. Practitioners on PROP worked hard to make their research relevant to practice and to people who access support.
Report that details the impacts of the PROP project on the practitioners and organisations involved. It focuses on the activities undertaken to learn about and 'do' research, as well the challenges and enablers encountered along the way.
It suggests that taking part in PROP allowed practitioners to become 'Boundary Spanners' between research and practice.
Summary report that outlines a two-part contribution story of a Practitioner-Research Programme (PRP) and the impact of new research evidence on improving services for older people in Scotland.