access to information

Common assessment framework for adults demonstrator site programme: overview of phase 1 sites

Nine local authority led partnerships have been selected as phase 1 of the Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) Demonstrator Site Programme. The programme aims to develop and test improved information sharing across health, social care and wider community support services.

ScoLAG : Scottish Legal Action Group and its Legal Journal

The purpose of the Scottish Legal Action Group is to promote equal access to justice in Scotland. Accordingly, the Group seeks to improve and advance Scots law for the benefit of those members of society who are economically, socially, or otherwise disadvantaged.

North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee Communication Strategy

This Communication Strategy sets out the key strategic objectives of the North Ayrshire Child Protection Committee and how they can be implemented. This will ensure effective communication in all aspects of the work and interests of the Child Protection Committee. It is envisaged that this communication Strategy will operate for 3 –5 years, subject to ongoing review.

Consultation with Carers Good Practice Guide

This guide has been written to provide advice on the best and most effective methods of consulting with carers. It is aimed at those who provide, plan or commission services for either carers or the people they care for. It can also be used by carers, as a checklist on what to look out for and what to ask for when service providers are consulting with them.

In the dark : the mental health implications of Imprisonment for Public Protection

Imprisonment for Public Protection is an indeterminate sentence given to offenders who are categorised as 'dangerous' but whose offences do not carry a life sentence. This report presents the findings of research carried out on the mental health of IPP prisoners and makes recommendations to address problems identified.

E-Readiness in the Social Care Sector: Building the capacity for e-learning

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out a research programme with the following objectives: to establish whether the social care sector in England is ready to maximise the use of elearning in terms of technical and organisational infrastructure and in terms of the availability of e-learning content for social care; to provide an assessment of the current capacity of the social care sector as a whole to use and produce e-learning, in particular in internet-based learning, and to exploit its full potential in pursuit of improved services for users

NHS services and children's centres: how to share information appropriately with children's centre staff

Leaflet for staff working in, from, and with Sure Start Children's Centres, as well as for children's centre leaders, children's centre staff, health visitors, midwives, community nurses, therapists, those in maternity services and other healthcare professionals.

Dementia

This booklet gives information about diagnosis, treatment and tests. As well as help, support and where to get more information.

Rights within reach : developing effective legal advice outreach services for young people

Report highlighting the benefits that investment in legal services targeted at young people can bring. These include cutting the numbers of young people not in education, employment or training and reducing the likelihood of young people offending.

Information sharing : pocket guide

Summary of guidelines intended to support good practice in information sharing by making clear when and how information can be shared legally and professionally in order to achieve better outcomes.