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Research into the effects of user involvement on treatment is finding that it makes people feel helped - but not drug-free.

This report draws on the findings of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's Governance and Public Services research programme and other related JRF work. It also looks at how citizens are involved, how they influence decisions and how diversity and population change affect citizen and community involvement.

The round-up outlines the challenges and dilemmas that local partners, central government, councillors, staff and communities must resolve if citizens are to have more power and influence over local services and their neighbourhoods.

Leaflet intended to help all those involved in bringing up children protect them from harm by highlighting the problem of children sexually abusing other children, explaining the warning signs to look out for and steps which can be taken to prevent such abuse.

These statistics have been gathered together from various official and non-government sources to paint a picture of the treatment and experiences of women within the Criminal Justice System.

This includes women in their roles as offenders, victims of crime, suspects and as employees/practitioners within criminal justice agencies. Under section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 it is the duty of the Secretary of State [for Justice] to publish this information in an effort to avoid discrimination of any kind and at any stage within the system.

This resource - Getting it right together on learning disabilities, has been written for all pre-registration nursing students in Scotland. It comprises five units of study that will support something in the order of 12 to 15 hours of directed and, or, facilitated learning on a range of issues that relate to learning disabilities. Unit 1will explore the nature of learning disabilities.

Report arguing that the social care system in England suffers from a number of flaws such as lack of clarity, complexity and unfairness. It puts forward the idea of a constitution for social care which would ensure a system based on a clear set of principles setting out exactly what users can expect from the system and what they might contribute in return.

This consultation will help to prioritise actions as a result of the recommendations and gauge the response to activity.

Attached to this document is a table that shows the draft presented by the Scottish Government as response to each of the recommendations from either the UN Committee or domestic NGOs and the Children’s Commissioner.

Report presenting the results of an audit of criminal justice social work provision in Scotland carried out to gain a national picture of the main areas of structured activity in community based programme and service development in Scotland.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Christmas can be a particularly stressful time both for carers and for people with dementia. Many carers choose to spend Christmas with the person they care for, whether they live with them year round or invite them to stay over the Christmas period. Others have a loved one living in a care home.