It is difficult to quantify the benefits that arise from telecare. One reason is that telecare involves “a complex intervention consisting of a hybrid of technology and people-based services applied to a varied client-base with wide-ranging pathology and social capital”. Another more basic one is that most telecare services to date are too new. This report provides statistics on the use of telecare in each Scottish local authority in an effort to create an evidence base.
New research published today by the Department for Work and Pensions explores possible explanations for the relatively high levels of worklessness among tenants in social housing. A separate, forthcoming, report will present the detailed research findings.
Summary of a practitioner research study which examined how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport's (SGB) child protection procedures.
Report of a practitioner research study examining how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport (SGB) procedures.
Although alcohol is widely recognised as a major generator of employment and income from exports in Scotland, a considerable (and increasing) amount of harm is associated with its misuse.
The effects of this misuse – which are considered in this paper – are wide, and generate substantial costs not only for the health service, but also for criminal justice, communities, employers, and the wider Scottish economy.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) report Hidden Harm (2003) outlined key deficits in the provision of services to pregnant drug users, drug using parents and to the children of drug using parents, while highlighting the extent of child exposure to parental drug use. In 2007, a follow-up report assessed what had changed in the intervening period focusing on examples of good practice and positive change. This paper is based on the results from a follow-up postal survey of managers of specialist drug services in the UK.
Between February and June 2001, the Scottish Executive Health Department undertook a consultation exercise to inform the development of its Plan for Action on alcohol problems. As part of this exercise, various pieces of research were commissioned to explore issues around alcohol misuse in Scottish society.
This paper presents the main findings of a study which obtained the views of problem drinkers,current and former alcohol service users and their families and friends.
Current adoption law in Scotland is contained in the Children Act (1975) and was last updated in 1995. The nature of society and the use of adoption have since changed considerably and this legal framework no longer meets the needs of the range of children who cannot be brought up by their birth families.
The Annual Report sets out the achievements and challenges in the year 2005 to 2006. The Business Plan sets out the range of objectives for the Committee for the year 2006-2007.
Report that makes important recommendations both to improve current services and to enhance provision in the future regarding the duty of local authorities to provide support to young people leaving care and making the transition from the care system to independent adult living.