This report is intended to offer a concise overview of the issues faced by families with a disabled child.
Document that reports on the views of a diverse range of adult social care service users, brought together to explore current proposals for funding social care.
Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning the ways, benefits and problems of involving patients in the planning of discharge to community or intermediate care.
Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
This literature review is one of a series of projects jointly commissioned by DCSF and DH to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and explores the concept of ‘neglect’ as it applies to adolescents.
The review draws together information from research in other countries on this topic, and also considers a range of other relevant UK and international literature. It considers the practice, policy and research implications of the literature, and has also informed other products of this project.
Annual report of the INCB covering the international drug control conventions, the operation of the international drug control system and giving an analysis of the world situation as well as recommendations to governments and other national and international bodies.
Kinship care is seen as a complex solution to serious family problems. It demands an equally sophisticated and varied response from professionals if the welfare of children in the care of relatives and friends is to be safeguarded and promoted.
Document raising awareness of the problem of local councils frequently not being notified of private fostering arrangements and making clear the responsibilities of various interested parties, e.g. professionals, local councils, in this area.
Report of a study which set out to assess local authority practice on housing service self-assessment and performance management as well as gather evidence to facilitate the drawing up of good practice guidance in this area.
Report presenting the findings of an analysis of official statistics on smoking during pregnancy for Scotland and Glasgow in particular. The findings revealed that reductions in smoking rates were not due to women giving up smoking but an increase in the percentage of women whose smoking status was recorded as 'not known'.