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Improving opportunity, strengthening society: a third progress report on the government's strategy for race equality and community cohesion - volume 2 race equality in public services: statistical report

Statistical annex to the third and final progress report on Improving Opportunity, Strengthening Society the Government's strategy to increase race equality and community cohesion. It brings together the main findings for seven policy areas: education; the labour market; housing; health and personal services; the criminal justice system; perceptions of community cohesion; culture and sport.

Aberdeenshire's Children's Services Plan 2005-2008

This report is a joint production between Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian in association with other statutory and voluntary sector partners. This is the Community Plan for children and young people in Aberdeenshire. It encompasses the universal provision of services across Health and Education as well as the targeted services of Social Work and joint services provided to children with the most complex needs.

Enhancing sexual wellbeing in Scotland: a sexual health and relationships strategy

Scottish Government report examining sexual health in Scotland and the promotion of good sexual health, including a summary of sex and relationships education in schools.

Listen then commission

This report was submitted by the Fostering Network to the Department of Health setting out the scope and process of the project. The project’s prime objective was to consider how the views of young people can be included within the commissioning process to best effect, setting out recommendations for good practice.

Growing up in Scotland: health inequalities in the early years

This report uses data from the first four waves of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore health inequalities in the early years.

The measures explored include health outcomes and risk factors for poor health spanning the time from the early stages of pregnancy until just before the children’s fourth birthday.

The costs of child poverty for individuals and society : a literature review

Report reviewing the evidence on the impacts of poverty on individuals growing up in industrialised OECD countries in the areas of health, education, employment, behaviour, finance, relationships and subjective well-being.

Valuing people: a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century

UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.

HM Government information sharing guidance

Set of resources providing clear guidance for practitioners on when and how they may share information legally and professionally about an individual with whom they are in contact.

Mental health, resilience and inequalities

This report aims to demonstrate how poor mental health is a significant cause of wider social and health problems, including: low levels of educational achievement and work productivity; higher levels of physical disease and mortality; violence, relationship breakdown and poor community cohesion. In contrast, good mental health leads to better physical health, healthier lifestyles, improved productivity and educational attainment and lower levels of crime and violence.