In preparing this guide we engaged in discussion with a range of people delivering social work services in the local authority, voluntary and private sectors. We consulted with the national and local practitioner forums which were set up as part of Changing Lives. We received comment and contributions from local practitioner forums in Aberdeen, East Lothian, Stirling and Renfrewshire. We also received comments from colleagues in Dundee City Council, the SSSC and Scottish Government. We would like to thank all the people who took time to offer comment and contributions.