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Report detailing the findings of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland's (MWC) unannounced visits to sixteen continuing care wards across Scotland. At these visits the MWC interviewed patients, relatives and staff and examined data such as needs assessments.
The overall aims of the research were to examine the views and experiences of a representative sample of the adult Scottish population (reflecting age, gender, income, location, race and ethnic diversity) in relation to a spectrum of mental health-related issues; and to compare findings with other relevant survey data.
This review covers effective practice in parenting support within the youth justice. It was commissioned to serve as a background source document on which the accompany guidance produced 'Key Elements of Practice - Parenting' is based. It is aimed primarily at managers and practitioners working in the youth justice field who are directly involved in providing, or brokering access to, services for young people who offend and their families. It offers an accessible guide to the current state of the evidence base on effective interventions and services.
Literature review offering an analysis, derived from literature written internationally, of age discrimination in health, social care and mental health services and the costs and benefits of providing these for an ageing population.
This report documents key findings from analysis of stakeholder feedback and responses to 'Delivering digital inclusion: an action plan for consultation'. It explores what stakeholders perceive to be the core factors shaping successful delivery of the digital inclusion agenda: citizen focus not technology focus; strong leadership; national approach, local delivery; benchmarking, timeframes and measurable outcomes; sustainable, long term funding and planning.
Case study from Richmond, London describing a programme of activities organised and run for young people to encourage them to use their time constructively and keep them away from criminal activity. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in organising similar programmes.
Consultation document on whether the 'No Secrets' guidance needs to be reviewed in light of personalisation in social care and developments in the criminal justice system.
Report detailing the findings of a survey of potential users of children's centres in 120 areas throughout England with a view to quantifying the reach (i.e. awareness and usage) of children's centres among the target population, i.e. parents and carers of children under five years and expectant new parents.
The appendices include a bibliography, methodology, a list of the Managed Knowledge Network Steering Group and a list of the people who contributed the formulation of the Knowledge Management Strategy.
Annual report recording the achievements and progress of the SSSC and setting out its plans for the future.