Action programme aimed at children and young people up to the age of 16 who are offending and at those 17 year olds who are under a statutory supervision requirement. It recognises the need for a more integrated approach between the youth justice and adult criminal justice systems. This report sets out proposals to identify the first steps in achieving this.
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.
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.
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.
Report on a new body to replace the existing Child Support Agency and make a clean break with the past.
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.
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.
UK Government guidance intended to help local agencies with responsibility for dealing with vulnerable adult abuse develop local inter-agency policies, procedures and joint protocols based on good practice.
This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.
This framework complements the Early Years Framework, and Equally Well, the report of the Ministerial Taskforce on Health Inequalities, all of which taken together form a coherent approach to addressing disadvantage in Scotland. This framework builds on the good work already underway across Scotland and illustrates progress with actions in support of our shared objectives.