Report by the UK Government on progress towards the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Handbook for schools and education authorities describing good practice in child protection in education and when a child goes missing from education.
Document laying out the UK Government's strategy for improving the life chances of children and young people in England.
In 2003 the Department of Health introduced a new qualification for social workers. Previously a diploma, for the first time the social work qualification became a three-year degree course, a move which reflected the difficulty and professionalism of the job. Also for the first time, universities and colleges offering the degree were required to involve service users and carers in the design and delivery of the programme.
Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for tackling the issues which teenage parents encounter and what measures it expects local authorities and primary care trusts to have in place to improve outcomes for teenage parents and their children.
Consultation document seeking views on the draft Scottish Government response to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's 'concluding observations' on the UK's record on ensuring the rights of all children.
This response to the Children’s Safeguards Review by Roger Kent sets out the Government’s proposals for improving the quality of care for children who are looked after away from home.
This includes the recruitment, selection and vetting of residential child care staff; training of residential care staff; their registration and inspection; the inter-relationship with education child protection; support for children in boarding schools; investigation and monitoring of children in prison, refuges and helping young abusers.
This revised edition of HM Inspectorate of Education's report How good is our school? replaces all previous versions.
Along with a revised edition of Child at the Centre, this document forms the third part of How good is our school? The Journey to Excellence.
The aim of this publication is to help schools to evaluate the quality of its education, based around a set of quality indicators.
In this report plans are set out for government investment in Scotland over the three year period 2003-2006. Proposals for public spending are made in Justice, Education, Health, Social Justice, Transport, Environment and Administration.
This paper focuses on the services provided to young children (from pre-birth to 5) and their families.
It sets out a framework which draws together existing policies from across the Scottish Executive in this area – whether that is promoting childcare, health visitor support, preschool education or broader support for parenting skills.
It seeks to promote greater coherence between these executive policies to give better support to joined-up delivery on the ground.