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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.

This review explores the work of the hearings and criminal justice systems and sets out the Scottish Executive's assessment of and its recommendations to improve these youth systems.

Casenote examining what boys call ChildLine about and how this has changed over a period of five years. It compares the number of calls on different subjects, the ages of boys calling across the range of subjects and the links between the issues affecting boys. The views of ChildLine counsellors are also included.

Report of a research project which evaluated the development of Community Health and Care Partnerships (CHCPs) as a means of delivering health and social care services in Glasgow City. East CHCP was used as a case study and attention was particularly focused on the clarity and acceptance of partnership working, the nature and development of inter-agency trust and the ways in which organisational/professional identity was changing in view of the unified CHCP structure.

This review directly addresses the practical implications of multiprofessional and multiagency working on the front line. It draws messages from a diffuse range of literature spanning organisational theories, research and practice to offer guidance to practitioners, team leaders and educators. While relating the evidence to historical, theoretical and current policy contexts, it retains a primary interest in the day-to-day experience of professionals in social care, education, health and other areas, and in trying to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children and families.

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. The way we dress says a lot about who we are. But as dementia progresses people increasingly need more help with dressing. As a carer, if you help the person with dementia to choose what they wear and retain their own individual style, you can help them to preserve their identity.