health care

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond. Funded by the Scottish Executive Education Department, its principal aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties.

This document examines the Court of Protection's health and welfare jurisdiction under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The new powers enable the court to make orders in relation to not only property and affairs but also personal welfare.

The framework is intended to be used by local agencies as a planning and audit tool, to identify goals and milestones for continuous improvement in the delivery of services and approaches to support and improve the mental health of children and young people in Scotland.

Report presenting the results of an audit of current provision for children in residential care in Scotland and proposing a strategy for the development and supply of residential child care services to match the full range of needs of children and young people.

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and recommendations for improvements.

Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and making recommendations for improvements.

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and recommendations for improvements.

Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and making recommendations for improvements.

Joint statement by the leaders of the Scottish Labour Party and the Scottish Liberal Democrats for the improvement and development of public services in the areas of education; justice; enterprise; transport and health in the joint new government from May 2003.

Report presenting the findings of a review of the provision of and need for mental health care in five prisons in the West Midlands and making recommendations on how services could be improved.