Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland : Potential Impact on Children's services [Report One: a Review of Literature]

Welch, Victoria and McCormack, Marie and Stephen, Jim and Lerpiniere, Jennifer (2014) Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland : Potential Impact on Children's services [Report One: a Review of Literature]. [Report]

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    Abstract

    This review is the first of three reports from a study of the potential effects of the Public Services (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 and the resultant integration of (adult) health and social care services on children and young people in Scotland and the services they use. The study was commissioned by Social Works Scotland [previously the Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW)] and carried by a partnership of CELCIS and Children in Scotland. This document aims to provide a useful summary of information relevant to current debates about integration, highlight the relevance of these debates for children and family services and provide context for the primary research strands of this study. This report will be followed in due course by the second report which will outline findings from other strands of the study and a third report which will drill down in more detail in one or more thematic areas.