Report discussing the challenges facing the environmental health profession in Scotland and the contribution it can potentially make to the Scottish Executive's Health Improvement Challenge.
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.
Report setting out the findings of a Rapid Evidence Assessment of international literature on effective substance misuse services for homeless people which reviewed good practice in other countries to discover if Scotland could learn any lessons from them.
Report presenting the findings of a study of parental experiences of the special educational needs (SEN) assessment, statementing and Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) system. The goal was to gain a greater insight into perceived problems with SEN provision and to identify those factors which make the system work well for some parents and not others.
Document setting out the UK Government's expectations for the Early Years Single Funding Formula in England and providing guidance on how the formula should be designed and implemented by local authorities.
Case study from Hackney, London describing schemes introduced for young people with the intention of providing them with constructive activities to get involved in and thus lessen their chances of being influenced by or getting involved with gangs. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar schemes.
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.
Collection of papers focusing on the theme of renewing and refocusing understanding of innovation. It explores the notion that everyday interactions between people and public services are a potential source of new ideas and that public services should be developed through participation and co-production.
Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.
Paper looking at whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing in England and arguing for a greater emphasis on partnership policing and neighbourhood policing.