government publication

Use of resources in adult social care: a guide for local authorities

Guide intended to foster discussion and debate among local authorities as to how to commission and organise services in the future by making best use of available resources.

Plan for Action on Alcohol 2002

A plan to significantly reduce the harm caused by alcohol in Scotland.

Services for young people with problematic drug misuse: a guide to principles and practice

This is a summary guide to the main report which aims to provide guidance in the provision of effective support services for young people affected by drug misuse.

National standards for mental health officer services

Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.

Protecting children: the next steps to securing their safety - a policy position paper on the establishment of an index of adults unsuitable to work with children

The consultation paper Protecting Children: Securing Their Safety - A Pre-legislative Consultation Paper on Establishing an Index of Adults Unsuitable to Work with Children was published in July 2000. It set out the Scottish Executive’s intention to establish an Index of persons dismissed from employment (including as unpaid volunteers) with children in circumstances leading to the conclusion that they might pose a threat to children.

Making choice and control a reality for disabled people: consultation on the right to control

The Right to Control is about disabled people having control over the support they need to live their lives. This consultation aims to look at the best way for disabled adults to access new services, such as individual budgets, which will give them more control over the services they are entitled to.

The consultation is the first step in designing trailblazer sites to find out the best way to deliver the Right to Control. Annexes include a summary of funding streams that could be included in Right to Control trailblazers, case studies and a glossary.

Together we can end violence against women and girls: a consultation paper

UK Government consultation aiming to raise awareness and provoke discussion and debate as to what more can be done by interested parties and stakeholders to end violence against women and girls and minimise its effects.

Better wheelchair services

Plan for Scotland’s wheelchair and seating services changes by 2010. The changes will affect all five of the wheelchair and seating centres in Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Vulnerable children: young runaways and children abused through prostitution

This consultation paper outlines why the needs of young runaways and children involved in sexual exploitation through prostitution are important and looks at the preventative work which is being taken forward to address the underlying issues which may increase a child’s vulnerability.

The provision of services to support children and young people is also discussed.

The circumstances of persistently poor families with children: evidence from the Families and Children Study (FACS)

While most research and government interest about poverty has focused on people who are currently experiencing low income, those who have a history of low-income experience have received less attention.

This report presents analysis of the persistence of low income from the Families and Children Study (a large-scale longitudinal study of families with children funded by DWP with contributions from Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department for Transport).