consultation

Looked-after children and young people

The Department of Health (DH) asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to produce joint guidance on improving the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people. The guidance is for all those who have a direct or indirect role in, and responsibility for, promoting the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.

Limited review of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) act 2003: report as presented to Scottish Ministers March 2009

The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 20 March 2003 and came into force in October 2005. It was clear from the ongoing monitoring to which the Act was subject that there were some areas in which problems were being experienced. Accordingly, the Scottish Government decided to institute a limited review of the Act.

Angus Child Protection Committee: survey 2006

Blank survey asking children and young people 6 questions about where they would find out information about agencies who can offer assistance when they have concerns for their or another person’s well-being and protection. This resource can be used as a template for other questionnaires.

Angus Child Protection Committee: survey results

This survey was carried out in May 2005. It asked 3 questions:

1. How should we provide information about who can help with matters of child well being or protection?
2. Who would you talk to about a child whose well being or protection you were concerned about?
3. If written information was provided how would you like to get it? The document provides results, and compares paper and e-survey responses.

Excluded older people : Social Exclusion Unit interim report

Report presenting the responses to a consultation exercise with older people carried out to discover their views and experiences of service provision in England and identifying policy areas which need to change as a result of these findings.

Fair play : a consultation on the Play Strategy

Consultation paper on the UK Government's proposals to increase and improve outdoor play facilities for children in England.

Consultation on children, young people and alcohol

UK Government consultation document seeking a range of views on the Chief Medical Officer's guidance on the consumption of alcohol by children and young people and the Government's ideas for alcohol information and advice for parents and young people.

Child witness support

Consultation document that contains individual sections on a system of integrated support for child witnesses, guidance on investigative interviewing, the provision of pre-court therapy, the conduct of court familiarisation visits, the questioning of children in court, and a format for communicating information about child witnesses throughout the legal process.

Proposal to develop an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse

Consultation document inviting responses to the idea of instituting an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland, in particular those who were abused in care settings.

Children In need of protection: a draft code of practice on the sharing of information

Poor information sharing has been identified as a contributory factor in a number of catastrophic child protection cases.

The aim of this code is to improve practice by giving staff clear guidance on when and how to share information legally and professionally about children at risk of harm.