The handbook that SCSWIS uses for its inspection of local authority social work services has now been published on our website.

The Performance Improvement Handbook provides information and guidance on our approach to performance improvement. Performance improvement comprises: (1) the initial scrutiny level assessment (ISLA); (2) targeted and proportionate scrutiny responses to ISLA findings; and (3) assistance offered to local authorities in supporting self evaluation and improvement. This is the third edition of the handbook, covering the current year - 2011-12.

You can view and download the handbook by clicking here.