executive summary

Substance misuse services in Grampian 2007 : multi-agency inspection (summary)

Document reporting the results of an inspection of substance misuse services in Grampian and making recommendations for improvements.

Tackling Drug Markets and Distribution Networks in the UK : Executive Summary

This summary sets out the main findings from a review of the recent literature on strategies to tackle illicit drug markets and distribution networks in the UK.

At a glance 5: Mental Capacity Act 2005

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.

Residential drug treatment services : a summary of good practice

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.

Living well with dementia : a National Dementia Strategy : accessible summary

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

Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2005 : summary

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.

At a glance 01: Learning together to safeguard children: a 'systems' model for case reviews

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.

The way it is : young people on race, school exclusion and leaving care : research summary

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.

The effectiveness of parent training interventions in improving problem behaviours among disabled children

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.

Building user and carer involvement in social work education (At a glance 19)

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.