The Realigning Children's Services Programme: evaluation

An evaluation of the first and second tranches of Realigning Children’s Services (RCS) was carried out to improve the effectiveness of the programme in its third tranche.


1. Scottish Government, Statutory Guidance on Part 3, p9.

2. Dartington Social Research Unit designed an approach that involved a comprehensive portfolio of work to collect and use data on children's well-being and service use to inform needs-led commissioning.

3. These fields included in receipt of children's services, looked after status, child protection register, complex support plan, education plan, Additional Support Need, Free School Meals, in receipt of through care and after care, SIMD decile, urban/rural 8 point classification, School



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