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Full day care : national standards for under 8s day care and childminding

Document setting out UK Government standards for all child care services. There are 14 national standards, each representing a particular quality outcome such as child protection and environment and a minimum standard of quality below which no provider may fall.

Children and parents' experiences of recently improved play areas : qualitative research

Report of a research project which sought the views of parents and children on seven play areas across England which had been improved in order to understand the effects of play investment on children and parents' satisfaction with, and use of, play spaces.

It's more than just the park : facilitators and barriers to the use of urban greenspace

Report of a study which assessed the quality and accessibility of greenspaces and community facilities such as halls and leisure centres across two socially contrasting areas of the city of Glasgow.

Creating positive outcomes through social work services

Pamphlet containing a collection of essays which acknowledge and celebrate the important part social work services play in supporting individuals and communities. The contributions approach the subject from various perspectives including the impact of the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act, the wider responsibilities which underlie standards and service delivery and the social context in which services are delivered.

Dying to belong: an in-depth review of street gangs in Britain

This report presents an overview of the landscape of gangs and gang culture in Britain. It attempts to analyse the nature and scale of gang culture in Britain; who is involved and what they are involved in; how Britain has reached this point; and what society can do to tackle it. The report also aims to formulate a clear unifying definition of a gang, distinguishing it from the everyday activity of young people on the street.

Safe from bullying in further education colleges

UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might occur in FE colleges and the steps which can be taken to both prevent bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.

Healthy food provision and promotion in schools : a literature review

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.

Environmental health in Scotland

Leaflet explaining the work and role of REHIS in the improvement and protection of public health in Scotland.

Healthy weight, healthy lives: one year on

UK Government report reviewing the progress of the Healthy weight, healthy lives strategy for England and setting out plans to further support healthy weight through informing consumer choice, creating an environment which encourages healthy weight and ensuring quality weight management services are in place.