Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet defines advocacy and discusses the different kinds of advocacy, who advocacy is for and the situations where it could be applied. Also included is a list of useful organisations and further reading.
This summary sets out the main findings from a review of the recent literature on strategies to tackle illicit drug markets and distribution networks in the UK. The report was commissioned by the UK Drug Policy Commission and has been prepared by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, School of Law, King’s College London. This review restricted itself to domestic measures for tackling the drugs trade.
Report setting out the findings of a consultation exercise in which the views of young people from all over Scotland were canvassed on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's concluding observations to find out how aware children and young people were about children's rights and which rights were most important to them.
This site provides information about crime, what causes it and how it is dealt with. Features include a Crime & Justice page, Topic of the Month, Get The Facts, a Photo-Gallery, a dictionary as well as a quiz and discussion forum.
Set within the contexts of probation's centenary in Scotland (2005) and the debate about the future of criminal justice social work in Scotland, this article provides a brief account of the history of probation in Scotland, focusing on the rarely discussed period between 1905 and 1968.
Paper arguing that more people with learning disabilities could become financially independent if banks (and support staff) had a clearer idea of what capacity really means.
Report of an investigation into the recruitment practices of a number of different types of care services in Scotland to determine how well these services were carrying out their legal obligations to recruit safely and rectify bad practice where found.
Pack designed to facilitate responses to the UK Government's consultation on children, young people and alcohol. It contains information to help provoke discussion and guidance on how to record and feedback what is said.
This resource provides an interactive pathway through key introductory aspects of residential child care. Three short case studies are included and children's legislation and rights are examined.
Report containing Lord Laming's findings on the progress being made in implementing effective arrangements for protecting children in England following his Victoria Climbie Inquiry and his recommendations for further actions to be taken.