policy formulation

Proposal to develop an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse

Consultation document inviting responses to the idea of instituting an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland, in particular those who were abused in care settings.

Ending severe child poverty

This report asks what a focus on severe child poverty adds to our understanding of child poverty and what it may suggest in terms of future strategic approaches and policy solutions With the government committed to their goal of ending child poverty by 2020 there are concerns that policy has not reached those families in the most severe poverty.

Towards a European society of all ages

Document highlighting the importance of challenging age discrimination at both EU and national level and identifying the benefits eliminating age discrimination can bring to society, e.g the valuable cultural, social and professional skills possessed by older people.

Child development in the first three sweeps of the Millennium Cohort Study

Research looking into differences in early child development by examining the factors associated with the cognitive and behavioural ability of children up to age 5 in the Millennium Cohort Study.

Does anyone care about fairness in adult social care?

Paper reviewing some of the key proposals in adult social care of the last ten years from an equity perspective and arguing that more equitable policies can be developed which ensure disadvantaged groups are treated more fairly.

Healthy ageing: good practice examples, recommendations, policy actions

Brochure which sets out an integrated approach to healthy ageing by providing examples of good practice and policy recommendations in areas such as economics, housing, transport and education to assist the development of effective healthy ageing strategies at EU, national, local and individual level.

Aiming for excellence: a White Paper - modernising social work services in Scotland

This paper sets out the government's proposals for improving the quality of social work services provided, offering better safeguards for those being cared for and strengthening professional standards. Two key proposals of this document: Creation of a new body - the Scottish Social Services Council - which will register the workforce, put in place a code of conduct and standards to support them, raise professional and training standards, and so raise service standards.

Towards agile government

Report setting out what the concept of agility in government means and why it is potentially useful for public sector managers. It examines the changing context in which governments are operating and explains the reasons why developing greater agility can help public services respond to new challenges.

Safe and secure: key facts - a summary of CCPAS' ten safeguarding standards for places of worship and other organisations

This booklet is a summary of the Churches' Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS) web-based guidance, 'Safe and secure - the manual'.

The manual covers the needs of children and vulnerable adults in places of worship and other organisations.

The booklet covers CCPAS ten safeguarding standards which include that organisations should adopt a formal, working safeguarding policy and that organisations must develop safeguarding awareness and provide training. It concludes with a list of CCPAS membership benefits.

Protecting children from risk: NCH's view (2003)

To coincide with the publication of Lord Laming's report into the death of Victoria Climbie, NCH sets out our views on child protection and the future for children's services in England. NCH believes we must examine the whole range of children's services, not just the child protection system on its own because it does not exist in isolation in the real world.