The Scottish Government has published A strategy and action plan for embedding knowledge in practice in Scotland's social services.
Here is the information circulated by Harry Stevenson, Director of Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council; and Gordon Watt, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Government: Children and Families.
Voluntary sector partnership formed to drive forward self directed support in Scotland
Five of Scotland’s leading voluntary organisations have come together to drive forward self directed support in Scotland. The initiative, Changing Support, Changing Lives, which has been funded by the Scottish Government, comprises Long Terms Conditions Alliances Scotland (LTCAS), Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability (SCLD), ENABLE Scotland, In Control Scotland and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS).
Social services systems and processes can be so complex that it is often a challenge to keep the focus on what matters.
Today the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is launching a series of guides about Leading for Outcomes. These provide support and training materials to help lead the social services workforce to focus on the outcomes important to people.