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ERIC Number: ED541208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 38
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7053-1048-5
The Sum of Its Parts? The Development of Integrated Community Schools in Scotland
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
Developing services for children that meet individual needs more effectively is one of the key challenges facing our public services. Six years ago, the publication of the New Community Schools prospectus was the start of a programme of pilot projects across Scotland intended to take this agenda forward. This report looks at how well authorities have developed new approaches to delivering children's services through integrated working among education, health, social work and other key partners. The development of Integrated Community Schools (ICS) in Scotland is a key element within the overall national strategy to raise young people's achievements and improve social inclusion in Scotland. It is based on a clear recognition of the important relationship between educational achievement, attainment, health and socio-economic factors, and the consequent need for the more integrated delivery of associated services. The ICS initiative aims to expand and integrate the range of educational, health, social work and other services offered to children and young people and families, including those offered by the voluntary sector. Through ensuring coherent assessment, and the planning and delivery of children's services, integrated team work can very effectively complement the discrete services provided by each partner agency to meet the wide spectrum of children's needs. [This paper was created in partnership with Social Work Services Inspectorate and the Health Improvement Strategy Division of the Scottish Executive.]
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 - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)