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Summary of guidelines intended to support good practice in information sharing by making clear when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve better outcomes.

Guidelines intended to support good practice in information sharing by making clear when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve better outcomes.

The Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Act 2006, together with the associated regulations and Code of Practice, provide the legislative framework for the conduct of joint inspections of the provision of services to children.

Report presenting the results of a consultation exercise carried out by the Scottish Government on draft guidance for adult protection committees.

This resource guide examines aspects of assessment in social work and goes on to consider teaching and learning of assessment.

Document laying out the Scottish Government's proposals for a revised vetting and barring scheme for those working with children and protected adults in Scotland following a consultation exercise.

this strategy sets out a significant programme of reform to tackle Scotland’s drug problem and make a contribution to the Government’s overarching purpose, which is to increase sustainable economic growth. Central to the strategy is a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. Recovery is a process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society.

This report was produced by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in response to a request made in July 2007 by the Home Office for the ACMD to review the classification of cannabis in light of the public concern about the potential mental health effects of cannabis use and in particular the use of stronger strains of the drug.

This Act of Scottish Parliament abolishes the process by which payment of a debt can be enforced by poinding or warrant sale. The Act ensures that any enactment or rule of law allowing such enforcement shall cease to have effect. Poinding (pronounced ‘pinding’) is a form of diligence enabling the attachment of a debtor’s moveable property by the creditor. A Warrant Sale is a form of diligence by which a debtor’s moveable property is sold to repay the debt. The warrant sale can only commence after poinding procedure has been carried out by an officer of court.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.