Monday 13 June 2005
Old Viewforth, Stirling
This is the third in a series of seminars that aim to address key issues in relation to improving
services and outcomes for vulnerable children. This event will look at the ways that services can be improved by the use of different methods of evaluation, such as performance indicators and inspections.
It will address:
- The Performance Improvement Framework that is being developed by the Scottish Executive
- The work of HMIE and SWIA and how the relationship between inspections, performance indicators and other methods of evaluation is developing.
- The Performance Assessment Framework in England.
- How robust these measures and the way that they can make a real impact on improving services and outcomes for vulnerable children.
- How the performance agenda can be made ‘real’ for front-line staff.
- Performance measurement and assessment in English social services authorities (62kb PDF file)Dave Burnham, Head of Information Services, Lancashire County Council
- Social Work Inspection Agency (53kb PDF file)Gill Ottley, SWIA
- Performance Improvement Framework: Children & Families Social Work (34kb PDF file)Marie Swinney
- Developing a Common Approach to Inspecting Services for Children (195kb PDF file)Neil McKechnie, Director, Services for Children Unit, HM Inspectorate of Education
- Improving services for children: Developments in inspection and performance indicators (27kb PDF file)Sandy Anderson, Children’s Services, Stirling Council
- Making it real: A Toolkit to assist public sector organisations deliver continuous service improvement (110kb PDF file)Simon Adams