This guide is based on a research project at the University of Edinburgh which involved reviews of research on user engagement in social work. There were seminars with around 70 professionals from six Scottish local authority social work departments and practitioner-led research projects in each of these local authorities. The report was published by the University of Edinburgh Social Work department in 2009.
Leading for Outcomes is a series of guides that provide support and training materials to help lead the social services workforce to focus on the outcomes important to people.
Guide to help children and young people have their say on how fostering services should be inspected.
Booklet to help a child and trusted adult to talk together about what is happening in their life. It is written for children, but at the end of each section is a part written for adults.
It is for children who live in all sorts of families - those living with relatives, children in care, those who have a parent in prison, or worried about a parent or carer drinking too much.
A series of booklets produced on the topic of innovation in social services in Scotland.
They are designed to help individuals and organisations think differently and more creatively about providing services, as well as manage risk more effectively.
The titles include:
- Embracing change
- Balancing innovation and risk in social services
- How do you create the right conditions for innovation?
- Developing a framework for innovation
- Rising to the challenge: where can ideas come from?
This paper presents 27 practical examples drawn from the housing sector which seek to improve housing outcomes for young people; focuses on detailed work in Northamptonshire, but draws on case studies from across the UK; and shares ideas for possible replication.
It was produced as one output from a three-year programme of research and development aiming to achieve better housing outcomes for young people in the UK.
The first part of this publication provides information on culture and context in which residential services for children and young people should be provided. It also provides information on when the guidance should be applied, the principles to be used in its application and key definitions used.
Guidance that draws on key Scottish Government publications launched between 2008 and 2011 to reinforce key messages around reducing inequalities, building capacity in individuals, families and communities and taking a holistic approach to meeting the needs of all children.
The overall aim is to ensure that vulnerable children (from conception to age 3) and families in all parts of Scotland receive support that is equitable, proportionate, effective and timely.
Update on the publication 'Second time around: a guide for grandparents raising their grandchildren', extending it to address the needs of all family and friends carers.
Guide developed to provide training and learning materials to assist individuals and groups of staff within governmental and non-governmental organisations to develop good practices in relation to promoting the participation of young people who have experienced violence, and to assist members of these organisations in developing participatory projects to combat violence against children.