Official launch of the Report of the Commission on Women Offenders by Rt Hon Professor Dame Elish Angiolini QC DBE, Chair of the Commission on Women Offenders.
Film that shows how children's homes in Northern Ireland have introduced training in ‘therapeutic approaches' for their residential child care staff.
The approaches help staff to have a better understanding of how children's experiences affect them, to consider their emotional needs and foster resilience. It focuses on the experience of staff and young people at the Lakewood Secure Unit.
Lecture given by Professor Eric Miller, Saint Louis University Law School, USA at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (March 2012)
The 2011 Panorama programme about the abuse of people with learning disabilities at a private hospital (Winterbourne View) reignited the debate about institutional care, and raised public awareness and concern about the treatment of some of our most vulnerable citizens.
In this film, Doug, a gay man with physical disabilities is in residential accommodation eight miles away from his friends and family. Doug carefully considered when to ‘come out' within residential care and explains that this is a continual process because of the high turnover of residential care staff.
Includem's YouTube channel of video resources. Includem is a specialist voluntary organisation that provides 24/7 one-to-one support to Scotland's most vulnerable young people.
Showing a fictionalised case, Anne and Terry’s story illustrates what happened when they went to an initial child protection conference.
Using professionals in role, and actors as parents the film is realistic and engaging, and aims to help parents and practitioners to prepare to participate in a child protection conference.
Fim that highlights two innovative approaches to meeting people's accommodation needs.
The first is an example of ‘Shared Lives', a service provided by individuals and families in local communities who offer accommodation and support in their family home to people who are unable to live independently.
The second is ‘Home Share', a simple way of helping people to help each other. The film shows two people with different sets of needs, both of whom also have something to offer each other.
Video case study about John, a 50 year-old man with Asperger's syndrome. He was being exploited by a group of young girls in the community. John has the capacity to make decisions for himself and clearly felt he was getting something from his relationship with one of the girls. He was also giving her money on a regular basis.
People who knew John were concerned for him. With support from his mother, his employer, his social worker and the police he was able to stop giving money to the girl. The girl was warned off by the police, but John really misses his relationship with her.
Video of Michael Matheson's contribution to the Creative Breaks conference. He highlights the need for creative approaches to providing short breaks and respite care to carers and the people they care for.