Shared Services

Ben Fox made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Inverclyde Council

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Dear Inverclyde Council,

Please could you provide answers to the questions below regarding Shared Services.

1. Do you currently have any shared services within Social Care with other Local Authorities?
If yes, please state with who and in what areas e.g Children’s, Adults etc…

2. Please describe your plans for joint working between Social Care and Health.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Fox

foi, Inverclyde Council

Dear Mr Fox

I acknowledge receipt of your e-mail dated 30 December 2013 requesting information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and I confirm that this matter is being dealt with.

In terms of the Act, a response will be issued to you within 20 working days of the date of receipt of your request being 29 January.


Rona McGhee
Senior Administration Officer
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Inverclyde Council
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Dear Mr Fox,


In response to your e-mail of 30^th December 2013 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, please find below
our response.


I attach a copy of the Inverclyde CHCP Sub Committee meeting, held in
August 2013. Please see item 9 on the agenda, which is a report outlining
the aims in providing a framework for integrating health and social care
services in a way that will support improving the quality and consistency
of health and social care services across Scotland.


I also note below the current services within Inverclyde CHCP which form
part of a ‘shared service’:


There are instances of Dual Child Protection Registration if a family have
moved into the Inverclyde area and are registered on the CP register of
another locality. This would be considered a shared service between
authorities, as would Inverclyde Adoption Services working closely with
NHS Health Visiting Services if a child has been adopted out with the
Inverclyde area.


The services noted below operate across three Local Authority areas of
Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire:


·         Enhanced Throughcare Service (hosted by Inverclyde) – aimed at
prisoners serving custodial sentences of 4 years or more.

·         Pathways Partnership Project (hosted by Renfrewshire) – offers
accredited groupwork service for convicted offenders subject to statutory

·         Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO) Service (hosted by East


In addition to above services, Inverclyde hosts the MAPPA Unit on behalf
of the 6 Local Authorities that make up the NSCJA (North Strathclyde
Criminal Justice Authority) and Police, Health and Scottish Prison


I attach a copy of our review policy in case you are dissatisfied with any
aspect of this response.


Many thanks

Jeanette Hawthorn

Inverclyde CHCP



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