Briefing paper stressing the importance of therapeutic treatment for children in care and offering examples of how this can best be done.
This briefing reviews some of the recent developments relating to the management of registered sex offenders in Scotland. It focuses on processes of information sharing between responsible authorities and third parties, deemed necessary as part of an overall risk management strategy.
What does the public really think about addiction and its treatment? A report on the findings of a DrugScope/ICM poll.
Paper explaining and discussing the concept of co-production, the idea that users of adult social care services should be recognised as people possessing assets and skills which can be employed to help improve services rather than simply seen as passive recipients of services.
Paper examining research concerned with adult and youth violent offending with the aim of increasing awareness of the salient issues amongst social work practitioners and those interested from a policy perspective.
The European Union exerts a powerful influence over our lives, but few anti-poverty organisations take an active role in influencing what the EU does. This briefing highlights the role of the EU in relation to social policy, and how organisations can get involved.
A position paper offering a practice framework for social care practitioners to allow the greater participation of 'seldom heard' groups in the social care services available to them. The paper considers four groups in particular, homeless people with addiction problems, black and minority ethnic people, people with communication impairments and people with dementia.
Briefing paper covering the issues and knowledge base around the subject of deliberate self-harm among children and young people.
Briefing paper summarising the results of a consultation with young people using youth information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS). The consultation amassed information from young people about their experience of counselling and their suggestions for improving counselling services in YIACS.
Briefing paper that collates for the first time, statistics about multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) across Scotland. The paper begins by outlining the MAPPA arrangements in Scotland and compares information about offenders managed through MAPPA in Scotland with those in England and Wales. It then offers a detailed examination of the data available about MAPPA in Scotland.