A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators

The consultation paper A Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children andYoung People, published in November 2005, set out proposals for developing andimplementing an outcome-focused, intelligence-led and proportionate approach to theinspection of services for children and young people. It included a development andimplementation timetable leading to the introduction of a coherent system of inspectionby theContinue reading “A guide to evaluating services for children and young people using quality indicators”

Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes

Adopted January, 2012 This is in a series of papers being issued by the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC) addressing critical issues and opportunities facing the field of residential treatment. ACRC is the longest standing USA national association focused exclusively on the needs of children and youth who require residential treatment, and their families.Continue reading “Redefining Residential: Measuring Functional Outcomes”

Unpacking the complexities of de-implementing inappropriate health interventions

A long, complex but important article for people who live and work in care homes. All about stopping doing things that don’t work or are inappropriate. Research shows as much about what shouldn’t be done as what should. What works and doesn’t work. (Residential Forum). Source: Unpacking the complexities of de-implementing inappropriate health interventions |Continue reading “Unpacking the complexities of de-implementing inappropriate health interventions”

“Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?”

A Literature Review: Child Care in Practice: Vol 24, No 1, Published online: 16 Aug 2016, Lara Ferguson “Children’s Services in this review is taken to mean all agencies involved in the provision of services to children and young people in and leaving care. Although outcomes for children in care have improved in recent years,Continue reading ““Could an Increased Focus on Identity Development in the Provision of Children’s Services Help Shape Positive Outcomes for Care Leavers?””

So much more than a tenancy with support

Realising the Potential of Extra Care Housing Published on January 24, 2021 LinkedIn Martin Routledge, Helen Sanderson and Sharon Wilton Pete had a passion for dogs – he had them as pets throughout his childhood, had trained them during his time in the armed forces and had worked with them in sheepdog trials for manyContinue reading “So much more than a tenancy with support”

Labels that disable – meeting the complex needs of children in residential care

Janet Rich – independent child care consultant, August 2009 This paper is a practice based viewpoint grounded in the learning gained by the author from twenty years of delivering residential services to young people commonly regarded as ‘difficult to place’ or labelled as having ‘complex needs’. The main arguments presented are that residential care hasContinue reading “Labels that disable – meeting the complex needs of children in residential care”

Development of a framework of outcomes for people living in care homes

JIT / Scottish Borders, SCSWIS 2010 – 2011 Up until early 2010, activity around the development and implementation of Talking Points had focused on adults living in the community. Whilst people living in care homes had been included in several partnership areas, no specific attention was paid to the applicability of the outcomes framework forContinue reading “Development of a framework of outcomes for people living in care homes”