The current Labour government has made a commitment to abolish child poverty in Britain by 2020. In its efforts to do so, a number of targets have been established and indicators of progress are being reviewed annually. However, tackling severe child poverty does not feature in these targets or indicators. In fact, although there is now a wealth of information about child poverty in Britain, very little is known about either the extent of severe child poverty or the children who are affected.
The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 brings together aspects of family, child care and adoption law that affect children. The Act seeks to incorporate the 3 key principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) – i.e. non- discrimination; a child’s welfare as a primary consideration; and listening to children’s views, into Scottish legislation and practice.
Report of a study which looked into the experiences, views and attitudes of older family carers who are living with and caring for adult relatives with learning disabilities with a view to finding out how local services can be more responsive to this group.
Booklet intended to help relatives and friends of people who have died of a suspected overdose by explaining the procedures which can occur following an overdose, providing advice on coping with grief and listing sources of additional help.
Four Radio 4 programmes in a series about the health and wellbeing of the seven ages of humanity, presented by Connie St Louis. These four programmes explore the adult years of 20-40.
The first programme looks at how the fully formed body functions, the second discusses sex and relationships, the third examines mental health in early adulthood, and the final programme discusses lifestyle and keeping active.
This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for siblings of children with Down's Syndrome.
Produced by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, this booklet contains information about the things that people with learning disabilities said are important for them.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for teenagers who are siblings to children with Down's Syndrome.
This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series discusses men and crying. Recent research found that British men are now more willing to admit to crying. Author, Mark Mason and psychiatrist, Jonathan Pimm talk to Jenni Murray about why it's increasingly acceptable for men to well up -and what they cry about.