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Achieving best evidence in criminal proceedings: guidance for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children: volume 1

The Government is committed to improving the protection during the criminal justice process for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children. This document is issued as part of ‘Action for Justice’, the implementation programme for the ‘Speaking Up for Justice’ report. Following the report, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 set out a range of special measures to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children to give their best evidence in criminal proceedings.

Introduction of final dates for prescribed descriptions of social service workers to achieve registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

This paper proposes the setting of final dates for achievement of registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for social workers and social service workers through the introduction of the Regulation of Care (Fitness to Employees for Employment in Care Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

The legislation applies to full and part time workers, not to volunteers or workers in seasonal services.

Future Scots : pre five services for asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow

Study looking at the types of child care available to asylum seekers and refugees across the spectrum of communal provision with a view to noting the attitudes of asylum seeker families towards pre-five provision, identifying restrictions in accessing pre-five services, establishing whether there are identifiable gaps in provision and determining if the service meets the needs of asylum seeker families.

The early years framework

Document setting out the Scottish Government/COSLA framework intended to address the needs of children whose lives, opportunities and ambitions are limited by poverty, poor health, poor attainment and unemployment.

Langlees Family Centre evaluation

Study reviewing the services offered by the Langlees Family Centre in Falkirk with the aim of evaluating parenting support services and identifying examples of good practice to inform future staff training and practice development.

Anti-discriminatory practice : fruit salad!

This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. This resource aims to address anti-discriminatory practice by using a small, concrete example. This can be done by a practice teacher and student together or by a small group.

Active outreach : an independent service user evaluation of a model of assertive outreach practice

Report describing and assessing an example of an active outreach project with a view to demonstrating the importance of gaining service users views on the innovative local practices which they receive. It attempts to show how service user involvement can be more widely implemented through direct consultation.

Parents with learning disabilities - the lived experience : a study for Equal Say, Glasgow

Report of a study which aimed to establish the likely demand for advocacy services to support parents with a learning disability living in the community, demonstrate the lived experiences of parents with a learning disability and report examples of good practice in supporting parents with a learning disability.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: a guide for healthcare professionals

Guide focusing on the adverse health impacts of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and setting out the responsibilities of healthcare professionals and the wider medical community in managing and preventing the incidence of these disorders.

Thinking About Moving into a Care Home?

Booklet primarily aimed at people considering entering a care home. Part 2 of the booklet explains how to contact the social work service.