Children's services planning: guidance

Updated guidance (2020) for local authorities and health boards on exercising the functions conferred by Part 3 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

Appendix E: Further Information and Guidance

For further information and guidance on improvement, strategic planning and community engagement, please refer to the resources listed below (please note, this list is not exhaustive and may be subject to future change).

a. Children in Scotland’s Principles and Guidelines 2019 - Meaningful Participation and Engagement of Children and Young People 

b. Community Places (2012) - Community Planning Toolkit

c. Health Improvement Scotland: Strategic Commissioning Improvement Support - iHUB

d. Improvement Service (2015) - Support for Councils & Support for Community Planning Partnerships 

e. Joint Improvement Team (2016) - Commissioning 

f. National Audit Office (2011) - Successful Commissioning Toolkit

g. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2008) - Community Engagement 

h. NHS Education for Scotland: The Quality Improvement Zone -   

i. Scottish Community Development Centre (2005) - National Standards for Community Engagement

j. Scottish Government (2013) - Doran Review implementation 

k. Social Work Inspection Agency (2009) - Guide to strategic commissioning: taking a closer look at strategic commissioning in social work services

l. The Children’s Commissioner – 7 Golden Rules for Engagement


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