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.
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.
Review exploring the evidence on healthy food provision and promotion in schools from various standpoints such as the policy context for food and health in Scotland, UK and beyond, the effects of choice and social inequalities and influences such as the impact of the physical and social environment.
Scottish Ministers issued for consultation 23 proposals for the reform of children’s services and invited all those with an interest to let us know what they thought.
This report represents the plan implemented by the Scottish Government in order to reduce the bureaucracy that gets in the way of ensuring children are protected. Children must have their needs met and, where necessary, action must be taken to protect others from children’s behaviour.
Report summarising the results of a literature review carried out to gather evidence to enable a better understanding of the risk factors which contribute to health inequalities at community level and inform strategies to tackle this problem.
Briefing paper giving an overview of social work services in Scotland including an outline of the legislative framework governing social work services, key policy themes and the organisation and funding of social work services.
Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning the ways, benefits and problems of involving patients in the planning of discharge to community or intermediate care.
Most European countries have recognized mental health as a priority area in recent years. Neuropsychiatric disorders are the second leading cause of disability-adjusted lifeyears (DALYs) in the WHO European Region. The report offers overview of activities in areas such as mental health promotion, mental disorder prevention, preventing stigma, service provision, human rights and empowerment of service users and families and carers.
Summary of the main findings of research which looked at the Legal Representation Grant Scheme, a scheme which permits children's hearings to appoint legally qualified individuals to represent children when this is required. The purpose was to review the operation of the scheme and inform its future development.
Report summarising the main findings of research which looked at the Legal Representation Grant Scheme, a scheme which permits children's hearings to appoint legally qualified individuals to represent children when this is required. The purpose was to review the operation of the scheme and inform its future development.