NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED537934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7053-1146-5
Improving: Services for Children
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
This guide to self-evaluation and improvement builds upon the advice given in the publication "A Guide to Evaluating Services for Children and Young People Using Quality Indicators" (HMIE, 2006) (A summary of the quality indicators is reproduced in Appendix I). Local authorities, agencies and professionals who have responsibilities for providing services to young carers and their families can use this guide to help evaluate and improve the services provided. It provides guidance and support to local authorities and agencies and recognises the individual and joint responsibilities of local social work, education, health and voluntary sector agencies and leisure and transport services in supporting young carers effectively. While individual services will be able to use the guide to help self-evaluate the services they provide, it will be most effective when used in partnership with all agencies involved in supporting young carers. This partnership approach will provide a full picture of the support available to young carers in a local area. Ensuring that the issues concerning young carers are part of the mainstream agenda provides the most effective means of delivering real and lasting improvements for them. The aim of this guide is to assist services individually, and working in partnership to evaluate and improve the quality of the work we do with young carers and their families. The audience for this publication includes social workers, social care staff, NHS (National Health Service) staff, teaching staff, educational authority staff, leisure and transport services, voluntary sector and senior managers in young people services and agencies. Appended are: (1) The quality indicators; (2) The six-point evaluation scale; and (3) Useful references. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)