• Integrated Children's Services Plan 2017-2020

    This draft Plan outlines our key priorities for the next three years in achieving this vision and in improving outcomes for children and young people and their families. The plan helps us deliver our priorities and helps our stakeholders understand what we are seeking to deliver and how we are planning to achieve it.

  • Integrated Children's Services Plan Annual Review 2016

    West Dunbartonshire has well-established multi-agency partnerships which underpin our integrated approach to children‟s services. The Integrated Children‟s Services Plan (ICSP) continues to provide Community Planning West Dunbartonshire with a plan for delivering our Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) commitments for children, young people and families.

  • Integrated Children's Services Plan 2015/18

    This plan builds on our achievements of recent years and sets out our vision and continued commitment to the children, young people and families of West Dunbartonshire. West Dunbartonshire has well-established multi-agency partnerships which underpin our integrated approach to children’s services. This document provides the Community Planning West Dunbartonshire plan for delivering our Single Outcome Agreement (SOA) commitments to services for children, young people and families.

  • Corporate Parenting Strategy

    This strategy sets out West Dunbartonshire Council‟s responsibility as a Corporate Parent making sure that support is available to help our Looked After Children and Young People reach their full potential and have the same opportunities and advantages as children who are not looked after.

  • Guidance on referral to the Reporter Information for Parents

    This guidance is aimed at giving practical advice to any professional who is considering making a referral to the reporter. It does not aim to give a complete description of the Children’s Hearings System – other relevant information can be found at the website of the Scottish Children’s Reporters Administration –www.scra.gov.uk

  • Helping Children and Young People have their say

    This document is the synthesis of a number of short-life working groups that have been tasked over the last three years with looking at means of consulting children both on an individual basis and in terms of wider strategic planning.

  • Information Sharing Guidance Decision Tree

    The West Dunbartonshire Guidance Tree on Information Sharing allows practitioners to direct their thinking in terms of whether they can legally share information or whether consent may be required. It is a step by step process that any practitioner can follow and the process has been approved by the Information Commissioners Office.

  • Inter Agency Guidance for those working with children and young people involved in self harm and suicide

    Our policies and guidance address the protection of children in the home, in schools, on roads and in the community. Protecting children from harm generally means protecting them from being harmed by others; however some young people are at risk from deliberate self-harm

  • Interagency Policy Guidance for staff on Supporting Young Carers

    This 3 year strategy sits within the Integrated Children's Services Plan. It has been developed by West Dunbartonshire’s Strategic Working Group on Young Carers and is based on the principles stated in the Integrated Children's Services Plan of children and young people getting the help they may need when they need it through excellent mainstream universal services as far as possible and by the provision of targeted specialist services where these are required.

  • West Dunbartonshire Parenting Review and Improvement Group, Executive Summary

    Report of "Support for Parents" Provision Executive Summary (June 2014) The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of parenting activity in West Dunbartonshire Council during the period April 2013 to the end of March 2014. This report aims to update the previous ‘Support for Parents’ report (April 2013), compiled by the Parenting Review and Improvement Group (RIG), and will go into details about achievements made against goals set in the previous report, summarised around four main questions.

  • Self Harm and Suicide, The Myths and Facts for Parents, Children and Young People

    Information leaflet

  • West Dunbartonshire Parenting Stategy

    This strategy aims to improve the co-ordination, integration and delivery of parenting programmes in West Dunbartonshire.

  • West Dunbartonshire Parenting Review and Improvement

    Report of Support for Parents Provision in West Dunbartonshire Council (June 2014) The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of parenting activity in West Dunbartonshire Council during the period April 2013 to the end of March 2014. This report aims to update the previous ‘Support for Parents’ report (April 2013), compiled by the Parenting Review and Improvement Group (RIG), and will go into details about achievements made against goals set in the previous report, summarised around four main questions.