good practice

Making consultation work : a guide for agencies that consult with people with learning disabilities, parents and carers

Guide containing information and advice to enable local agencies to help people with learning disabilities and their carers become involved in community planning more fully.

All change please : putting the best new healthcare ideas into practice

Paper arguing that the management structure and culture of the NHS in England often acts as an impediment to innovation and the introduction of new ideas which may benefit patients and offering suggestions as to how this situation can be improved.

Healthy working : a prescription : learning from good practice cases

Report providing examples of case studies of organisations which have adopted employee health and welfare programmes in order to encourage other employers to adopt similar programmes to safeguard their employees health and wellbeing.

Implementation of the safer social networking principles (2011)

In September 2011, the European Commission published the second batch of the findings of a second independent assessment of the implementation of the Safer Social Networking Principles for the EU. This includes results of tests on 9 social networking sites. The first batch, including results of tests on 14 sites was published in June 2011.

Compact code of good practice on community groups

Code of practice agreed between the UK Government and the community sector in England to promote good relations between the two and a better understanding of the community sector.

Commissioning young people's counselling services in YIACS : a toolkit for managers and fundraisers of YIACS

Toolkit consisting of evidence, information, advice and guidance intended to help agencies demonstrate to funders how youth counselling services have a positive impact on young people's emotional and mental health.

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 : code of practice for the NHS on the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections and related guidance

Set of guidelines designed to help NHS bodies in England plan and implement ways to prevent and control healthcare associated infections and containing criteria which the Care Quality Commission will use to assess them.

In safe hands: the protection of vulnerable adults from financial abuse in their own homes: update

In Safe hands was issued as Section 7 Guidance in 2000. This update addresses the gap in provision of guidance to promote good financial practice when supporting vulnerable people in their own homes. It covers: purpose of good practice guidance; underpinning principles; roles and responsibilities of the care co-ordinator, care provider and care worker; responsibility for monitoring of financial transactions. The appendix provides a summary of the Mental Capacity Act and examples of financial transaction recording documentation used in local authorities.

Still A Bairn? Throughcare & Aftercare Services In Scotland : Final Report To The Scottish Executive

The University of York was commissioned by the Scottish Executive to undertake a two-year study of the way local authorities are discharging their duties and powers under the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 to promote throughcare and aftercare for looked after young people. This final report is based on the findings of data from the national postal survey of thirty-one Scottish local authorities and other agencies involved in the provision of throughcare and aftercare.

Companion for Undergraduate Dissertations : Sociology, Anthropology, Politics, Social Policy, Social Work and Criminology

This resource has been prepared to provide support and guidance for personal study and to help you through the dissertation process. It deals with some of the common questions, concerns and practical issues that undergraduate students come across when completing their social science-based dissertation or final year project. The resource also provides some useful information for academic staff who are supervising undergraduate dissertations.