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Leading from the front

Report looking at options for reforming public services in the UK to make them more effective and responsive. It argues that reform should be based on principles such as a lessening of bureaucracy and over-management, better training for staff and better accountability.

Mind the gap : the women that policy forgot

Report considering the nature of low pay and job segregation between men and women. It looks at who disadvantaged women are and the impact their different backgrounds and experiences might have on their employment prospects.

Safe from bullying in extended services in and around schools

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.

Evidence on effectiveness of behavioural interventions to help parents manage sleep problems in young disabled children: a rapid review

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.

4Children

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.

Action on Addiction

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

Perceived barriers in accessing healthcare services : asylum seekers and refugee (ASRs) and service providers' perspectives (Briefing paper 13, findings series)

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.

North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee Annual Report: April 2005 - March 2006 and Business Plan: April 2006 - March 2007

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.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance newsletter June 2004

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.

Seeing and hearing the child | Children's voices

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.