Following the tragic death of three year old Kennedy McFarlane on the 17th of May 2000, Dumfries and Galloway Child Protection Committee (CPC) commissioned an immediate inquiry into the circumstances which led up to her fatal injury. The object of this inquiry is not to apportion blame but to learn lessons which will help to protect children from abuse and neglect in the future. Also known as The Hammond Report.
Set of resources comprising training slides and detailed delivery notes to support implementation of the integrated working processes and tools, i.e. information sharing, Common Assessment Framework and lead professional.
Report discussing the challenges facing the environmental health profession in Scotland and the contribution it can potentially make to the Scottish Executive's Health Improvement Challenge.
Report setting out the findings of a Rapid Evidence Assessment of international literature on effective substance misuse services for homeless people which reviewed good practice in other countries to discover if Scotland could learn any lessons from them.
Report presenting the findings of a study of parental experiences of the special educational needs (SEN) assessment, statementing and Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) system. The goal was to gain a greater insight into perceived problems with SEN provision and to identify those factors which make the system work well for some parents and not others.
Set of resources providing clear guidance for practitioners on when and how they may share information legally and professionally about an individual with whom they are in contact.
Collection of papers focusing on the theme of renewing and refocusing understanding of innovation. It explores the notion that everyday interactions between people and public services are a potential source of new ideas and that public services should be developed through participation and co-production.
Paper looking at whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing in England and arguing for a greater emphasis on partnership policing and neighbourhood policing.
Document that reports on the progress made since the publication of 'Managing the impacts of migration: a cross-governmental approach' in June 2008.
It announces a new Migration Impacts Fund, to be paid for by charges on migrants' visa fees, that will be available to local areas for spending on projects for managing migration pressures.
Paper reporting and discussing the findings of a literature review which aimed to assess different models of multi-agency work, the impacts of and possible facilitators and challenges to multi-agency working and the implications these have for good practice.