government policy

Reforming social care (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour in which the UK Government Green Paper on reform of the social care system in England is discussed. The guests, Phil Hope, Minister of State for Care Services; Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics; and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK and Christine Ransome-Wallis, who cared for her elderly mother for 12 years; discuss the shape the new system might take.

A force for change : policing 2020

Report laying out the challenges facing the police service in England over the next two decades. It also offers a divergent set of choices for policy makers and the police about how to respond to these challenges and suggests a common framework in which these responses can be weighed and compared.

Reforming social care - listener feedback (Radio 4 series : Woman's Hour)

Episode of Woman's Hour which broadcast a selection of listeners' stories and suggestions received in response to a previous discussion on the UK Government's proposals to reform the social care system in England.

Improving health services for carers

Document summarising work done and recommendations by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers to make health services better and more responsive for carers.

Enhancing sexual wellbeing in Scotland: a sexual health and relationships strategy

Scottish Government report examining sexual health in Scotland and the promotion of good sexual health, including a summary of sex and relationships education in schools.

Black and minority ethnic voluntary and community organisations: compact code of good practice

Code of good practice developed to facilitate a positive relationship between government and the black and minority ethnic voluntary and community sector.

'Social evils' and 'social problems' in Britain, 1904-2008

Study exploring social problems and changing perceptions of them in Britain since 1904. The periods covered include Edwardian Britain (1901-1910), the First World War and after (1914-1930s), planning and post-war reconstruction (late 1930s-early 1960s), the later twentieth century (1960s-90s) and the twenty-first century.

Child poverty (Spice briefing 08/05)

Briefing paper providing a snapshot of child poverty in Scotland. Ways of measuring child poverty are described and figures given for the numbers of children living in poverty.

Causes and effects of child poverty as well as the policy responses of government at UK and Scottish level are also considered.

Protecting children: a shared responsibility

National guidance for education authorities, independent schools, school staff and all others working with children in an education context in Scotland. Published in March 2003.

The 2008 drug strategy: one year on

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.