This paper focuses on the services provided to young children (from pre-birth to 5) and their families.
It sets out a framework which draws together existing policies from across the Scottish Executive in this area – whether that is promoting childcare, health visitor support, preschool education or broader support for parenting skills.
It seeks to promote greater coherence between these executive policies to give better support to joined-up delivery on the ground.
UK Government consultation aiming to raise awareness and provoke discussion and debate as to what more can be done by interested parties and stakeholders to end violence against women and girls and minimise its effects.
This consultation paper outlines why the needs of young runaways and children involved in sexual exploitation through prostitution are important and looks at the preventative work which is being taken forward to address the underlying issues which may increase a child’s vulnerability.
The provision of services to support children and young people is also discussed.
This report analyses the responses to a consultation on the report ‘Reducing the Risk: Improving the Response to Sex Offending’ by the Expert Panel on Sex Offending. It also sets out the Executive’s response to the Expert Panel’s report.
Document summarising proceedings at Care Commission consultation events in Dunoon and Oban at which they got the views of attendees who used care services, their carers and relatives.
This is a practical guide about how to consult with children and young people on policy related issues. It is written for community workers, youth workers, teachers, local authority workers, facilitators and other organisations and individuals working with children and young people. It is also for children and young people themselves who may be involved or interested in organising a consultation exercise.[Feb 2008 - no longer available from Save the Children]
Report of a study commissioned by Defra which looked into the use of mediation services in the UK by local authorities and housing associations to deal with the issue of neighbourhood noise.
The study was conducted to inform a neighbourhood noise strategy for England being developed by Defra.
This report is submitted by the Scottish Executive in response to the Report from the Education, Culture and Sport Committee on the Inquiry into the Need for a Children’s Commissioner in Scotland.
This report sets out the role and remit of an independent Commissioner to champion the rights of children and young people. The Commissioner’s work is laid out in four main areas: promoting and safeguarding children’s rights; communicating with children; investigations and the promotion of good practice.
Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.