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Partnerships and networks : past lessons from health and social care (Briefing note 1)

Paper giving an overview of the main lessons learned from a study of two existing networks and partnerships in health and social services, Managed Clinical Networks and Health Action Zones. The issues raised are examined with a view to establishing the potential for identifying best practice for partnership working.

The impact of integrated services on children and their families in Sure Start children's centres

Report evaluating the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 children's centres in England visited between June and December 2008.

Inspectors found that integration of services was having a positive impact as far as support for children and parents is concerned in over half the centres visited.

Social care governance: A practice workbook

This workbook sets out to show how social care governance is made up of many of social care’s core activities, familiar to practitioners. It puts social care governance into direct practice by taking a team audit approach. This helps teams reflect on and evaluate their practice, using the knowledge SCIE has gathered, to make improvements. The audit framework helps the wider organisation to learn from practice.

Scottish Executive response to the report from the Education, Culture and Sport Committee on the inquiry into the need for a Children's Commissioner in Scotland

This report is submitted by the Scottish Executive in response to the Report from the Education, Culture and Sport Committee on the Inquiry into the Need for a Children’s Commissioner in Scotland.