government bodies

This guide is designed to assist officials in public authorities to implement the Human Rights Act 1998. It aims to raise your awareness of the different rights and freedoms protected by the Human Rights Act, and to demonstrate through actual examples, how to consider the potential human rights impact of the work of officials, whether they are delivering services directly to the public or devising new policies and procedures.

The Scottish Government is establishing two new improvement and scrutiny bodies for healthcare and for social care and social work. These changes, which are part of a wider simplification of the public sector, should lead to improvements and better checking of health, social care and social work services in Scotland. This conference was organised to make sure that the views of people who use services and of equality groups could be heard. The conference had two main purposes: to tell people about the changes; and to hear the views of the people affected.

This is a report on the Consultation on the Review of the No Secrets guidance. It is about safeguarding adults. It describes how the consultation took place and it analyses the responses received. It summarises the views of some 12,000 people. It does not include a government response.

Scottish Government report on what needs to be in place to provide a truly child-centred response and approach to the provision of foster and kinship care.

It then considers what improvements are needed in the support provided to carers that will in turn enhance the quality of care provided to children.

Finally, it addresses the improvements that can be made to the quality assurance systems that govern these types of care.

This resource presents an introduction to the Human Rights Act and how it works.

Publication that sets out an action plan to improve the quality of life of older people through closer engagement with government, in response to John Elbourne's review of the subject, whose key findings and recommendations are discussed and the next steps outlined.