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The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance Annual Report 2005

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This report details activities undertaken by the SIAA in 2005 including running 'advocacy awareness' training for service providers, a 'training for trainers' course, the distribution of the 'Directory of Advocacy Organisations in Scotland' and the development of the SIAA website which hosts a discussion forum to discuss dilemmas and to start discussions on advocacy in Scotland.

BT as a learning organisation

In this podcast Alex Wilson covers how BT puts learning at the heart of its business and uses this to develop its talent and leadership capability. He explains the philosophy of learning in BT, how it is systematically integrated to the business objectives and tracked and measured against business drivers.

Scottish Child Law Centre

Website of the SCLC which provides information and advice on all matters relating to the law and children's rights.

Experiences of children and young people caring for a parent with a mental health problem (Research briefing 24)

Research briefing paper looking at the experiences of children and young people under 18 years caring for a parent or parents with mental health problems defined as 'serious' or 'severe' and 'enduring'.

Increasing participation : understanding young people who do not participate in education or training at 16 or 17

Report of a study which aimed to achieve a better understanding of young people not in education, employment or training at 16 and 17 through establishing a more detailed breakdown of the 'types' of young people in this category, the structural and personal issues they face and the probable routes into participation in learning for each of them.

Safe from bullying : guidance for local authorities and other strategic leaders on reducing bullying in the community

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

End of Life Care Strategy : promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life

Document explaining the End of Life Care Strategy for England which aims to improve the provision of care for all adults at the end of life, as well as their families and carers.

Significant case review : Brandon Lee Muir

Report of the significant case review carried out to investigate the particular circumstances surrounding the child protection issues and the role of the agencies involved following the death of Brandon Muir in Dundee. The document also contains the findings and recommendations of an independent review for chief officers which assessed all the information which came out of the Brandon Muir significant case review to help maintain public confidence in local child protection services.

Higher aspirations, brighter future : National Residential Child Care Initiative overview report

The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.

Migrant workers research : a report to the Scottish Social Services Council 2008

Report presenting and analysing the results of research into the number and skills requirements of migrant workers in the Scottish social services sector.