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Annual evaluations of the police and fire reform, which aim to assess if the aims of the reform have been met, identify lessons for future public service reform and evaluate the wider impact of the reform. The evaluations are produced by What Works Scotland, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and ScotCen for Scottish Government.
A guide intended to assist practitioners in a wide range of public service organisations to extend their practical skills to design collaborative action research projects that engage a broad constituency and encourage the involvement of colleagues who are less familiar with the approach.
Working paper that aims to remove the confusion surrounding what place-based approaches are, the rationales behind their use, the development of this approach to public service reform in Scotland and the future challenges presented by austerity and welfare reform.
Case site paper that discusses the experience of What Works Scotland, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health and the West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Team in developing community profiles for the purposes of place-based working.
This case study of Operation Modulus, an innovative violence and anti-social behaviour intervention aimed at a gang of young people. It shows how partnership, co-production and an outcome-focus can be successfully put into practice, and demonstrates that leadership is an additional essential element of successfully ‘operationalising Christie’.
This 2016 report describes an example of collaboration between a group of public service leaders to develop a learning and development ‘offer’ to support collaborative leadership in public services, called the Enabling Collaborative Leadership Pioneer Programme.
This summary report explores the What Works Scotland knowledge partners’ Evidence to Action activity in the context of public service delivery to provide an overview of the evidence approaches provided.
Summary What Works Scotland colleagues and partners led a State of the Art Session at the 29th International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement held in Glasgow in January 2016 to stimulate discussion about what educational research might learn from
Report from a national collaborative learning event for the practitioners from the community planning partnerships in the four What Works Scotland case sites: Aberdeenshire, Fife, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire. It describes the purpose, the activities, and the shared learning from the event, held in February 2016.