Report making the case for life skills training taking a central role in the provision of support and services for people at risk of social exclusion if these services are to be properly effective. It discusses the correct definition of life skills and presents a case study of a project for homeless people which has incorporated life skills development into its services.
Report presenting the findings and conclusions of a research project which set out to identify and demonstrate the use of data sources which would inform the development of inequalities-sensitive children's services planning processes.
Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.
The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.
Report reviewing the evidence on the impacts of poverty on individuals growing up in industrialised OECD countries in the areas of health, education, employment, behaviour, finance, relationships and subjective well-being.
This publication is intended for everyone who is concerned with looked after children and young people and their families. This includes: elected members, local authority staff, staff in voluntary organisations, private providers, foster carers, health professionals and those involved in developing and improving children’s services.
Report presenting the findings from the first phase of a research project set up to investigate how local government can build up more trusting relationships with its citizens. Based on the findings, it identifies a new typology of the trust relationships which the public wants to cultivate with government.
Report evaluating the impact of integrated services on children, parents and families in 20 children's centres in England visited between June and December 2008.
Inspectors found that integration of services was having a positive impact as far as support for children and parents is concerned in over half the centres visited.
Scottish Ministers issued for consultation 23 proposals for the reform of children’s services and invited all those with an interest to let us know what they thought.
This report represents the plan implemented by the Scottish Government in order to reduce the bureaucracy that gets in the way of ensuring children are protected. Children must have their needs met and, where necessary, action must be taken to protect others from children’s behaviour.
Report of a research project in which three UK cities, Cardiff, Preston and Swindon, were explored in order to reveal the processes by which the public life of cities more generally might be re-energised.
Report by the Scottish Executive on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Scotland.