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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.

Unlocking innovation : why citizens hold the key to public service reform (Demos collection 24)

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.

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire

Report detailing the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

Fitting the bill : local policing for the 21st century

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.

Managing the impacts of migration: improvements and innovations

Document that reports on the progress made since the publication of 'Managing the impacts of migration: a cross-governmental approach' in June 2008.

It announces a new Migration Impacts Fund, to be paid for by charges on migrants' visa fees, that will be available to local areas for spending on projects for managing migration pressures.

Sustaining tenancies following domestic abuse : a report of research

Report of a research project which studied the duration of tenancies of women re-housed because of domestic abuse and attempted to define the key factors which determine whether or not these tenancies are sustained.

Multi-agency inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire: accessible summary

Document reporting the results of an inspection of services for people with learning disabilities in Ayrshire and making recommendations for improvements.

Obesity : guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children (NICE clinical guideline 43)

Guidance from NICE to assist agencies to stem the prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it through increasing the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity and improving the care offered to adults and children with obesity, especially in primary care.

Stepping up to the challenge: the government's response to tackling worklessness - a review of the contribution and role of English local authorities and partnerships

The government here welcomes the Houghton report, accepts its main recommendation that helping people to find and stay in work should be a local government priority, and describes the support put in place, strengthened integration and greater devolution, a challenge to local partnerships and support for the third sector and social enterprise. An annex summarises government response to Houghton and DWP's devolution offer.

Supporting asylum seeker and refugee children

Report of a study focusing on the support available to asylum seeker and refugee children and their families and how effectively this support meets the educational, social and cultural needs of asylum seeker and refugee pupils in school.