social welfare law

What could make the difference?: care leavers and the welfare benefits system

To explore the issues that care leavers face with the benefits system, at the request of the DCSF and the Children’s Minister, Delyth Morgan, NCAS organised a stakeholder seminar and conducted a scoping exercise in the sector. This report outlines the priority themes and solutions that emerged from this work.

Remember, I’m still me

Care homes across Scotland need to significantly improve the care they offer to people living with dementia.

This report was produce by the Care Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission and highlights a range of concerns, most notably the excessive use of drugs used to control behaviour and the lack of regular medication reviews.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation Lecture - Basic income and social justice: Why philosophers disagree

This lecture was presented by Philippe van Parijs from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, with a response from Sir Tony Atkinson, Nuffield College, Oxford. In this lecture, he argues for the introduction of a basic income unconditionally paid to all.

Scottish good practice guidelines for supporting parents with learning disabilities

Guidance containing information and advice to help social work departments and other agencies support people with learning disabilities who become parents.

Fred Stone Memorial Conference 2010

Recordings of the speakers at the Fred Stone Memorial Conference on Child Mental Health and Law, Glasgow, 7 May 2010, organised by the University of Glasgow, Faculty of Medicine.

The adoption (disclosure of medical information about natural parents) (Scotland) regulations 2009: response to consultation on draft regulations

This consultation dealt with the draft Adoption (Disclosure of Medical Information about Natural parents) (Scotland) Regulations. As these regulations are subject to affirmative Parliamentary procedures they will now be included in a single set of regulations with the Adoption (Disclosure of Information) (Scotland) Regulations.

A Best Practice Guide to Partnering with Resource Families

In the fall of 2007, the North Carolina Division of Social Services launched a resource parent recruitment and retention project based on the strategies recommended by best practice and research.

This project concentrates on the application of broad but concrete steps that individual agencies can take to meet their specific needs, and it builds on the success of the North Carolina’s Multiple Response System and reinforces the strengths of our state’s child welfare system.

Discussion paper: RSLs and homelessness in Scotland

Over the last 10 years the role of Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) in Scottish social housing has increased dramatically. This report looks at four main areas of the sector’s work with homeless people: housing homeless households; preventing homelessness and sustaining tenancies; providing supported accommodation; and RSLs’ engagement in strategy development.

Independent inquiry into abuse at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit

Report of the Inquiry into the cases of abuse which occurred at Kerelaw Residential School and Secure Unit over a number of years. The report details the Inquiry's findings and lists its recommendations for better residential child care practices and procedures.

Statistics Publication Notice Health and Care Series: Staff of Scottish Local Authority Social Work Services, 2008

Scotland’s Chief Statistician published the Staff of Scottish Local Authority Social Work Services, 2008. This publication contains statistics obtained from the staffing census held across all local authorities on 06 October 2008. It presents findings from a range of statistics to provide an overall picture of demand for, supply of, and outcomes from the social care workforce.