policy

Living on the edge: enabling older owner occupiers with moderate learning disabilities to live independently

Report focusing on the plight of older people with mild to moderate learning disabilities living independently in their own homes. It notes that many reach crisis points which threaten their independence and argues that a service response model based on crisis support workers is the most effective way of preventing such crises occurring and recurring.

Improving the lives of children in Scotland - are we there yet? Findings from national seminars: January-February 2009

The Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights (SACR) was asked by the government to organise four seminars designed to allow professional and interested parties in Scotland to gather together to discuss the United Nations Committee for the Rights of the Child recommendations.

Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People and the Children’s Rights Officers’ Network worked with SACR in organising the events.

Child protection in Scottish sport: is it working in practice? (Practitioner research summary)

Summary of a practitioner research study which examined how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport's (SGB) child protection procedures.

Child protection in Scottish sport: is it working in practice? (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study examining how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport (SGB) procedures.

Falkirk Child Protection Committee Annual Report and Action Plan 2005 - 2006

The Committee set itself a challenging action plan and this annual report sets out what action has been taken forward individually and collectively over the last year in pursuance of stronger and more effective child protection services. The report also contains an action plan for the year ahead in which a number of commitments are made which are designed to ensure continuous improvement of the services provided across the Falkirk area.

Edinburgh Child Protection Committee Annual Report March 2005-2006

This is the first report of the newly constituted Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and it reviews the operation of the Committee in the period March 2005 to March 2006. It reports good progress in meeting the Committee’s objectives with work still to be progressed, particularly in the area of child protection public awareness, implementing the child protection inter-agency training strategy and the revised Lothian and Borders Inter-Agency Child Protection Guidelines in the autumn of 2006.

Safe from bullying in further education colleges

UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might occur in FE colleges and the steps which can be taken to both prevent bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.

Helping older people to take prescribed medication in their own home : what works?

Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning why older people living at home may deliberately or unintentionally fail to take all of their prescribed medication when they need to and what measures may be effective in helping them comply with the prescribed doses.

Measuring severe child poverty in the UK

The report highlights that the number of children living in severe poverty has risen over the period 2004/05–2007/08, from 11 to 13% of all children (estimating that in 2009 the number of children living in severe poverty remained at 1.7 million). This briefing outlines the key findings of the report and sets out why the UK government needs to refocus its efforts on the poorest children in the UK.