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UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in extended services and the actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.

This rapid review was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for sleep problems in young disabled children (up to age eight years), specifically interventions that can be carried out by parents in the home. Nineteen studies were identified, four were RCTs and 15 were before and after studies, most of which had less than 10 participants. Three of the four RCTs had been conducted in a UK setting.

Website of 4Children, a national children's charity which campaigns on a range of issues affecting children and works with various agencies, parents and children to ensure co-ordinated support for all children and young people in their local community.

Website of Action on Addiction, a charity which works to reduce the problem of addiction through providing research, treatment, family support, education and training.

Report of a study which set out to establish the perceived health needs and barriers for ASRs in accessing healthcare services within the South East Community Health and Care Partnership in Glasgow as viewed from the perspective of both ASRs and service providers.

This Annual Report and Business Plan dovetails with the overarching outcomes as detailed in North Ayrshire’s Integrated Children’s Services Plan (2005-2008) and reviews the performance of the Committee in accordance with the Scottish Executive's performance indicators.

Providing tailored one-to-one support to help people back into work has been central to the UK Government's reform of the welfare system. This report argues that a new examination is needed on the role of personal advisers. The report is based on focus groups with service users, in-depth interviews with advisers, surveys of personal advisers and employment providers and a review of the literature. Qualitative analysis is presented to show changes in the ratio of Job Centre Plus advisers to the number of interviews they conducted since the recession began.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA. Points of interest include highlights of the SIAA annual meeting, in particular presentations on the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

Parental substance misuse causes serious harm to children at every age from conception to adulthood, yet their needs have often remained unseen and unmet. In 2006, the Advisory Council advocated large-scale training to equip mainstream children’s and adult services to identify and respond appropriately to the needs of children living with parents who misuse substances. The DVD features: Children’s voices.

This report is the final (Stage 5) report on the work undertaken by Skills for Care & Development as part of their Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) in Scotland. The purpose of this report is to set out the key findings and agreed solutions to the skills gaps identified in the sector as a result of the Sector Skills Agreement process. This agreement is therefore based on the skills demand and provision of supply work already conducted in stages 1 and 2 of the Sector Skills Agreement.