executive summary

This At a glance summary presents an overview of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005, which is important to health and social care practice. The MCA has been in force since 2007. The primary purpose of the MCA is to promote and safeguard decision-making within a legal framework.

This is a summary of the findings of a consultation on forced marriage, through which the Scottish Government sought views on whether civil legislation on forced marriage should be introduced in Scotland.

Report describing good practice identified during a Healthcare Commission and National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse joint review of residential drug treatment services in England with the aim of encouraging better service delivery in this sector.

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.

This resource summarises the key findings of a report which aims to provide an independent assessment of the progress being made in eliminating poverty and reducing social exclusion in Britain.

This At a glance summary presents a new ‘systems’ model for serious case reviews. The model provides a method for getting to the bottom of professional practice and exploring why actions or decisions that later turned out to be mistaken, or to have led to an unwanted outcome, seemed to those involved, to be the sensible thing to do at the time. The answers can generate new ideas about how to improve practice and so help keep children safe.

Report summarising the findings of a study which explored the attitudes and aspirations of young people who had been permanently excluded form school, those from ethnic minority groups and those leaving local authority care. The study's purpose was to use this data to help identify unseen barriers to success facing these young people.

This is a summary of a review that identified research studies on the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for disabled children with behavioural problems. The findings on intervention outcomes are discussed in the broad areas of interventions on behaviour management skills only; interventions on behaviour management skills and the parent-child relationships; interventions on behaviour management and teaching skills; interventions on behaviour management skills and understanding the condition; and an overview of the significant effects for each intervention.

Publication containing a summary of some of the evidence of the impact that the National College for School Leadership's work to raise the standard of school leadership is having on the lives of children and young people.

This summary looks at the support required to effectively involve users and carers in social work education. It is aimed at both social work educators and service users and carers.