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Empowering communities to influence local decision making: evidence-based lessons for policy makers and practitioners

This report draws on a systematic review of published evidence to provide lessons on empowerment for policy makers and practitioners. It aims to enable the development of workable activities for empowerment underpinned by a sound evidence base. It focuses on six key mechanisms that facilitate empowerment: asset transfer; citizen governance; electronic participation; participatory budgeting; petitions; redress.

Centre For The Advancement Of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)

This website is dedicated to the promotion and development of interprofessional education (IPE). It provides information and advice through its website, bulletins, papers and outlets provided by others, and has a close association with the Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Start freedom: stop the traffik

Website that showcases what young people have been doing to tackle human trafficking. It focuses on the Start Freedom campaign.

Equality and Human Rights Commission

YouTube channel of the EHRC on which can be found numerous videos on a range of topics connected to the themes of equality, fairness and human rights.

Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO)

The Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People’s Services (C4EO) is funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Its purpose is to identify and coordinate local, regional and national evidence of ‘what works’, to create a single and comprehensive picture of effective practice in delivering children’s services. More details http://www.c4eo.org.uk/.

Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

Website of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission, the new public body responsible for the child maintenance system in the UK.

Changing Lives

Website of Social Work Scotland containing information and news relating to 'Changing Lives, the change programme for social work services in Scotland based on the 21st century review of social work.
The website closed in 2009 and most of the content was archived on http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/changinglives.

Ouch…it's a disability thing

Ouch is a BBC website that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people.

National Personality Disorder website

This website provides information, resources and learning opportunities on Personality Disorder (PD) as well as supporting the development of the National PD Programme. This programme covers the development of policy, services, workforce (training and education) and research initiatives to better meet the needs of people with Personality disorder (s) in England.

Learning disability history : health and social care

This website has been developed by the Social History of Learning Disability research group, based at the Open University. The site includes information on the research group's aims, members and publications as well as video testimonies and life stories.