Factors Affecting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: Findings from the Realigning Children’s Services Wellbeing Surveys (2015-2017)

A new report which explores children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing has been published today. This considers the risk and protective factors associated with emotional and behavioural problems and positive mental wellbeing among children and young people in Primary 5 to Secondary 4, using survey data from the first two tranches of the … Continued

Pupil wellbeing survey helps transform children’s futures

Children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway, Moray and South Ayrshire have now completed the Realigning Children’s Services (RCS) pupil wellbeing survey 2019. The RCS wellbeing survey took place between January and April this year with over 20,000 pupils from Primary 5 to Secondary 4 in 214 participating primary and secondary schools taking part. … Continued

Realigning Children’s Services Programme Evaluation report

An independent evaluation of the Realigning Children’s Services (RCS) programme has been published. The evaluation considered the impact and effectiveness of the programme’s delivery within the first five Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) who took part in the programme: Clackmannanshire, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian (2015/2016) and Falkirk and North Lanarkshire (2016/2017). The evaluation found that … Continued

Tranche 3 starting in 2018

The Realigning Children’s Services Programme is delighted to announce that they will be undertaking a new tranche of work beginning in Spring this year. Our confirmed Community Planning Partners are: Dumfries and Galloway Moray South Ayrshire

International Population Data Linkage Conference 2016

Harriet Waugh, an analyst in the Realigning Children’s Services team,  recently attended an International Population Data Linkage Conference. Here Harriet tells us more about her experience. At the end of August I went to the International Population Data Linkage Conference down in Wales. It was a diverse conference with over 450 professionals from over 20 countries attending, … Continued

Early Intervention Case Study – Health Spots – Clackmannanshire

RCS is keen to highlight some of excellent work or partners are already undertaking in children’s services and keep aware of current best practices. Health Spot is a case study in Clackmannanshire , open to all secondary school children, to improve their health and well-being. Health Spot lunchtime sessions provide a confidential and informal health information … Continued

Falkirk and North Lanarkshire CPPs sign up to Tranche 2 of RCS

The Realigning Children’s Services Programme is delighted to announce that Falkirk and North Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) are the latest CPPs to sign up to the RCS Programme. This will be the second tranche of work for the RCS programme and work is already underway in procuring services for the surveys of parents, primary and … Continued

Bold commissioning model being adopted in England

The area of Greater Manchester is pooling resources and expertise to revolutionise their health and social care provision. To read more about what Greater Manchester are doing click here.

Three CPPs to take part in RCS programme

Realigning Children’s services has announced that three Community Planning Partnerships in Scotland will take part in the 2015-16 programme. They are Clackmannanshire, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian.

Development and Facilitation Programme

The RCS team are delighted to announce the involvement of two subject-matter experts on Children’s Services Commissioning and Implementation Science in the Development Programme events to be run within the CPP areas. More details to follow soon.