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This report has been produced jointly by HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) and the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). The aim of the publication is to report on the quality of education currently experienced by deaf children in Scottish schools, to provide examples of good practice and to identify signposts for improvement which schools can use when planning for excellence.

Report providing a review of the inspection activities of HMIP in Scotland as well as reporting on the issues of severe and enduring mental health problems in Scotland's prisons and young offenders in adult establishments.

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.

The National Offender Management Service is subject to the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act. This thematic report draws together information from prisoner surveys and inspection reports between 2006 and 2008, together with responses from 82 prison disability liaison officers (DLOs), to examine how well prisons are currently able to discharge these duties. Areas covered include: environment and relationships; safety; health services; activities; and resettlement. The report makes a number of recommendations.

This short booklet looks at what has been achieved over the past five years. It explains the values to regulate and inspect social care.

From 1 April 2009 a new Care Quality Commission will bring together the work of: the Commission for Social Care Inspection; the Healthcare Commission; and the Mental Health Act Commission.

A report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary which was published in June 2003. It provides access to statistics and critical discussion of issues relating to policing and race relations in Scotland. This includes coverage of matters arising from the Stephen Lawrence report and accusations of 'institutionalised racism' within the police force, the recruitment and retention of ethnic minority officers; police-community relations in Scotland and the policing of asylum-seekers, refugees and Travellers.

Report that sets out significant data collated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to allegations of abuse against adults. It examines the key findings for the year ended 31 March 2008, providing an analysis of the information and a description of trends, concerns and achievements. It then considers what the data says about the state of adult protection services in Wales.

The Committee set itself a challenging action plan and this annual report sets out what action has been taken forward individually and collectively over the last year in pursuance of stronger and more effective child protection services. The report also contains an action plan for the year ahead in which a number of commitments are made which are designed to ensure continuous improvement of the services provided across the Falkirk area.

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.

This is the first report of the newly constituted Edinburgh Child Protection Committee and it reviews the operation of the Committee in the period March 2005 to March 2006. It reports good progress in meeting the Committee’s objectives with work still to be progressed, particularly in the area of child protection public awareness, implementing the child protection inter-agency training strategy and the revised Lothian and Borders Inter-Agency Child Protection Guidelines in the autumn of 2006.