The Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the progress towards the 2012 commitment in order that it could feed into the preparation for the legal requirement being placed on local authorities.
This approach allowed the Committee to engage positively with local authorities, housing associations, the voluntary sector and the Scottish Government to consider the achievement of the commitment and its impact on homeless people in Scotland.
This Statistics Release presents respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.
This release presents information on respite care services provided or purchased by Local Authorities in Scotland. Respite Care is a service intended to benefit a carer and the person he or she cares for by providing a short break from caring tasks.
Good practice guidance for police officers and social workers who are carrying out joint investigative interviews with child witnesses.
Strategy that proposes ways in which we can all help to realise the aspirations of enabling older people to live independently at home.
It is aimed not only at those who are older now, but also at people preparing for retirement, who need to consider options for older age before they reach it. The focus is on prevention and giving people the choices they need to live the best lives possible.
The evaluation involved a literature review to consider the co-production approach in more depth and understand how it is applied in other sectors. This showed that coproduction is best described by its underlying principles and values rather than by a precise definition. The term refers to the empowerment of service users and frontline staff to achieve an agreed outcome or service, usually, but not always, within a social care context. Services are developed ‘with’ and ‘by’ people rather than ‘for’ them, and the engagement should be from beginning to end of the process.
Strategy document that sets out some objectives which will provide the foundations for a local strategy and framework for local areas to put in place their own arrangements, which seek to ensure that everything is done to prevent people going missing in the first place, but also ensure the reduction of harm to vulnerable children and adults when they do go missing, focusing on those most at risk, and ensuring that families are supported.
Bulletin that forms part of a series of bulletins produced by the Scottish Government on the criminal justice system.
It provides information on those crimes and offences recorded by the police in which a firearm was alleged to have been involved or where a firearm was stolen.
The report, 'Renewing Scotland: the government’s programme for Scotland', published on 7 September 2011, sets out the Government’s intention to maintain and improve access to justice in the current economic climate, including by taking forward a series of legal aid reforms.
This paper proposes how this will be done. The ambition is to maintain a fair, high quality and equitable system which maintains public confidence at an affordable and sustainable level of expenditure.