training

Confronting the skills paradox

Paper examining the so-called 'skills paradox' in the UK whereby funding and investment in skills formation operates on a 'trickle down' principle, in which those already enjoying privileged status within the education and training system benefit most from the highest levels of investment from both the state and employers. It suggests ways to address this paradox and create an education and training system which works for everyone and maximises the benefits to individuals, organisations and the economy.

The government's response to the Kent Report on Children's Safeguards Review

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.

Building on firm foundations : improving end of life care in care homes : examples of innovative practice

Document containing a number of case studies exemplifying innovative practice in end of life care taking place in care homes in England. The case studies illustrate how employing new approaches to end of life care can help to improve the quality of care, cut unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure more people end their lives in the place and manner of their choosing.

National standards for mental health officer services

Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.

The Children's Hearings System: information for parents

This document provides a clear and concise overview of the Children's Hearings System including Children's Panels.

The guidance is aimed at parents, employers, children and families. Simple information is given about the process, those involved, training, and youth justice.

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire: accessible summary

Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

The Scottish Young Carers Festival report 2008

Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.

Interim guidance on competencies and training for the delivery of alcohol brief interventions 2009

Document containing interim guidance intended to start the process of laying out nationally agreed minimum competency standards (knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes) needed by staff in order to deliver alcohol brief interventions.

The educational attainment of looked after children: local authority pilot projects - summary of the final research report

A summary version of the research report identifying interventions that appeared to make the most differences in terms of both the educational experience and the educational outcomes of the looked after children and young people participating in the pilot projects. The report was produced by Strathclyde University and published by the Scottish Government.

Supporting asylum seeker and refugee children

Report of a study focusing on the support available to asylum seeker and refugee children and their families and how effectively this support meets the educational, social and cultural needs of asylum seeker and refugee pupils in school.