Moving to Outcome Based Assessed Children’s Services

I’ve been invited speak at what is described as an interactive seminar entitled Measuring Outcomes for Children’s Services in Scotland – (I’m a late replacement so my name doesn’t appear in the programme)

The blurb reads as follows:

This seminar addresses the key issues facing performance management within children’s services including:

  • Making the transition from measuring services on outputs   to outcomes
  • Preparing for joint inspections
  • Measuring outcomes across partnerships with the new focus  on integrated working
  • Providing evidence on ‘soft outcomes’
  • Building the capacity, skills and knowledge of your staff   to carry out outcomes based planning and reporting

My brief is as follows:

  • Moving to Outcome Based Assessed Children’s Services
  • Understanding the Government’s purpose, strategic objectives, national outcomes, national indicators, and their implications for children’s services and delivery partners
  • Identifying the key issues for children, young people and families and uses of social care within the National Performance Framework
  •  SOAs and the impact on planning, delivering and evaluating an outcome based approach in children’s services