information management

Keeping children safe : information disclosure about child sexual offenders

Document giving details of a scheme whereby parents or guardians of children can request information from the police to see if someone involved in their childrens' lives they have concerns about is a child sex offender.

Significant case review : Brandon Lee Muir

Report of the significant case review carried out to investigate the particular circumstances surrounding the child protection issues and the role of the agencies involved following the death of Brandon Muir in Dundee. The document also contains the findings and recommendations of an independent review for chief officers which assessed all the information which came out of the Brandon Muir significant case review to help maintain public confidence in local child protection services.

The talking cure : why conversation is the future of healthcare

Paper looking at the types of conversations which take place between doctors and patients, particularly concerning diabetes and mental illness. It concludes that doctors are learning to talk and listen to ever more assertive patients and that improving the quality of conversations is vital to empowerment and innovation.

Families information services: evaluation of services provided

This report begins with a summary giving the background; key findings; notes on childcare information; advice and assistance - the brokerage service; information about other services, facilities and publications; information on services for disabled children, children with special educational needs and for disabled parents; access to the information service; service delivery; changes made as a result of the extended information duty requirements; and barriers, ending with recommendations and notes on limitations of the research. The main text then pursues these themes in detail.

Multi-agency inspection : assessing and managing offenders who present a high risk of serious harm 2009

Report of a joint inspection which scrutinised arrangements for managing offenders whose past offending meant they might pose a serious threat of harm in the future. The report identifies what is working well, what needs to improve and makes recommendations for improvements to the Scottish Government.

Delivering better housing and employment outcomes for offenders on probation (Research report no.610)

Report presenting the findings and recommendations of a study which explored the extent to which information sharing issues were either hampering or facilitating the frontline delivery of Public Service Agreement 16, designed to promote better housing and employment outcomes for socially excluded groups, for adult offenders under probation supervision in England.

Child protection in Scottish sport: is it working in practice? (Practitioner research summary)

Summary of a practitioner research study which examined how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport's (SGB) child protection procedures.

Child protection in Scottish sport: is it working in practice? (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study examining how child protection concerns and allegations were being managed in one sport, and the extent to which they adhered to the Scottish Governing Bodies of sport (SGB) procedures.

The media, poverty and public opinion in the UK

Report of a study undertaken to explore the role of national, local and community media in reflecting and influencing public perceptions of poverty and welfare. Among the study's aims was to compare representations of poverty across different UK media, pinpoint examples of effective practice in communicating poverty issues to the public and highlight transferable lessons from these.

Review of clinical and social care governance arrangements in health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland, 2008: Southern Health and Social Care Trusts

Clinical and social care governance is described as a framework within which Health and Personal Social Services organisations can demonstrate their accountability for continuous improvement in the quality of services and for safeguarding high standards of care and treatment.