standards

Adoption : national minimum standards : regulations, voluntary adoption agencies, local authorities, England and Wales

Document setting out the regulations and national minimum standards which apply to local authority adoption services and voluntary adoption agencies in England and Wales. These regulations and standards form the basis of the new regulatory framework under the 2000 Act for the regulation of adoption agencies in England and Wales.

Customer voice research : raising standards

Report of a study which aimed to understand the motivations and barriers for parents getting involved in helping to raise school standards and increase the supply of good school places.

Youth justice annual workload data 2007/08

Document reporting data from youth offending teams in England and Wales and the secure estate which is used to monitor the performance of the youth justice system and inform national, regional and local improvement initiatives.

National domestic violence delivery plan : annual progress report 2007/08

Document reporting progress made towards four goals in the effort to tackle domestic violence, namely to increase the early identification of and intervention with victims, to increase the capacity of the domestic violence sector to provide help and support, improve the criminal justice response and support victims through the criminal justice system.

National care standards : short breaks and respite care services for adults

Document setting out the minimum national standards service users can expect from services providing short break and respite care for adults.

Care homes for older people: national minimum standards

Brief guide to the national minimum standards for care homes for older people in England covering topics such as what to expect from care homes, rights and complaints procedures.

Care homes for older people : national minimum standards

Document laying out national minimum standards issued by the Secretary of State for Health which apply to care homes providing accommodation, nursing or personal care to older people.