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This summary of the 2007/08 annual report presents evidence from the first full year of inspection and regulation undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which came into being in April 2007. The report covers the period from July 2007 to August 2008 and sets out findings from childcare, children’s social care, and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.
Eleventh of 17 lectures comprising David Clark's Substance Misuse course for 3rd year psychology undergraduate students in Swansea. This lecture is the first of two which look at ways in which communities are affected by substance misuse. The lecture includes features of physical, psychological and psychiatric harm caused by substance misuse. Each of the 17 lectures is linked to separately in the Learning Exchange, along with the main About Drugs website.
This resource is available as full colour slides in PDF format, and as simple black and white printouts.
This study of home supervision conducted from 2000-2002 was commissioned by the Scottish Executive. The research team obtained data from social work case records; reporters; panel members; teachers; social workers; families; a national data set of children on home supervision; and key informants in local authorities. The overall aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of home supervision in promoting beneficial changes in the life of the child.
This framework complements the Early Years Framework, and Equally Well, the report of the Ministerial Taskforce on Health Inequalities, all of which taken together form a coherent approach to addressing disadvantage in Scotland. This framework builds on the good work already underway across Scotland and illustrates progress with actions in support of our shared objectives.
Report of a study which evaluated the evidence for the effectiveness of family-based support of early learning in improving outcomes for children.
Pack containing programme and application details for Inspiring Communities grants, a UK Government initiative to create up to fifteen neighbourhood partnerships which will deliver a programme of activities to engage young people and help them work towards attainable goals and improve their educational performance.
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. The meeting point of research and practice is one of the most fraught locations on the social work map. All too often, practitioners complain that research findings never tell them what they do not already know are matched by researchers' criticisms that practice is based on professional folk lore.
This booklet, produced by the Mental Health Foundation, is for people who want to find out more about living with dementia. It explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where to get practical and emotional help, offers advice on planning for the future, and details some strategies which other people have used to cope with dementia. Finally, it recommends places to go for information and help for people with dementia.
This is an interactive learning activity which allows for greater flexibility than a traditional role play. In this activity, participants have the opportunity to ‘act out’ their understanding of what happens in a Case Conference, based on their existing level of knowledge and experience. For ‘first timers’ this will be an introductory experience. This task last approximately 60-90 minutes and is suitable for groups of 10 to 20. It is aimed at newly qualified social workers or as part of basic child protection training.
Guide for social services departments to implementing the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme which is designed to act as a workforce ban on care workers who have harmed vulnerable adults in their care by adding another layer of protection to pre-employment processes such as Criminal Records Bureau checks.