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Protecting Children and Young People in Highland. Highland Child Protection Committee Annual Report : April 2005 – March 2006

This is the second report submitted to the Scottish Executive in line with the Guidance for Child Protection Committees published in January 2005. It is a review of key policy and work over the past year.

Approaches to alcohol and drugs in Scotland: a question of architecture

A systems mapping approach to how Scotland can reduce the damage to its population through alcohol and drugs by half by 2025.

Delivering digital inclusion: summary of consultation responses

This report documents key findings from analysis of stakeholder feedback and responses to 'Delivering digital inclusion: an action plan for consultation'. It explores what stakeholders perceive to be the core factors shaping successful delivery of the digital inclusion agenda: citizen focus not technology focus; strong leadership; national approach, local delivery; benchmarking, timeframes and measurable outcomes; sustainable, long term funding and planning.

Safeguarding adults: a consultation on the review of the 'No Secrets' guidance

Consultation document on whether the 'No Secrets' guidance needs to be reviewed in light of personalisation in social care and developments in the criminal justice system.

A new system of child maintenance

Report on a new body to replace the existing Child Support Agency and make a clean break with the past.

Living well with dementia: a national dementia strategy: a briefing from a housing perspective

'Living Well with Dementia' sets out the government’s strategy for helping people with dementia and their carers over the next five years. Its aim is to ensure that significant improvements are made to dementia services across three key areas: awareness and understanding; earlier diagnosis and intervention; and quality of care. This briefing summarises the key points of the strategy, covering in greater depth elements which are relevant to the housing sector.

Response to consultation on the framework for the registration of health and adult social care providers and consultation on draft regulations

Document that presents the government’s response to the consultation held during spring 2008 on the new registration framework to be introduced from 2010.

The main purpose of the registration framework is independent assurance of the safety and quality of care. All providers of regulated activities will need to register with the new Care Quality Commission and meet the same essential standards, whether they are public, private or third sector.

International Harm Reduction Association

IHRA is the leading organisation in promoting evidence based harm reduction policies and practices on a global basis for all psychoactive substances (including illicit drugs, tobacco and alcohol).

It's our Health Service! :improving the health of people with learning disabilities : a guide for NHS services, their partners and advocacy groups

Guide recommending methods to give people with learning disabilities and carers greater involvement in assessing service quality so that their input can be used to continually improve the quality of services provided.