social policy

An Introduction to Social Policy: British social policy 1601-1948

Social Policy is the study of social welfare, and its relationship to politics and society. It focuses on the social services and the welfare state. This resource introduces the history of British Social Policy between 1601-1948.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. UNODC is mandated to assist Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism.

4 Nations Child Policy Network

The 4 Nations Child Policy Network is a partnership between the National Children's Bureau, Children in Northern Ireland, Children in Scotland and Children in Wales. New and improved services enable users to access child policy information from the partner organisations. Through the sites, users will be able to find the national information they need more easily while retaining access to comparable information from the other jurisdictions through links between the sites.

Where next for pupils excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units?

Report of a study which looked at routes, destinations and outcomes for pupils permanently excluded from special schools and Pupil Referral Units. The study arose out of concerns over the quality of educational provision for young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in England voiced by the Steer Report.

Supporting older families of people with learning disabilities : a briefing from the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

This is a briefing on the Foundation’s Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year Initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care service providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability. The briefing makes recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, Learning Disability and Older People’s Partnership Boards and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

Protecting children today and tomorrow: a multi disciplinary review of child protection measures across Scotland

This review is part of the government's response to the recommendations of the Hammond Report following the tragic death of a 3-year-old child, Kennedy McFarlane. The aim of the review is to promote the reduction of abuse or neglect of children, and to improve the services for children who experience abuse or neglect.

Protecting our future: Scottish Executive’s Drugs Action Plan

Tackling drug misuse in Scotland is one of the Scottish Executive’s key priorities. The Executive has adopted Tackling Drugs in Scotland: Action in Partnership as the forward drugs strategy for Scotland.

This plan sets out how the Executive will play its part in beating drugs in terms of young people, communities and treatment.

Promoting positive outcomes: working together to prevent antisocial behaviour in Scotland

This framework represents to all stakeholders and to the people of Scotland a vision for how anti-social behaviour should be tackled and how committed the Scottish government is to championing its principles through the work of diverse yet complementary organisations.

In the face of fear : how fear and anxiety affect our health and society, and what we can do about it

Report assessing the causes and impact of fear and anxiety on society and the population at large and urging action by government and institutions to reduce levels of anxiety.

The early years framework

Document setting out the Scottish Government/COSLA framework intended to address the needs of children whose lives, opportunities and ambitions are limited by poverty, poor health, poor attainment and unemployment.