standards

Report of a study which followed up an investigation by the National Care Standards Commission in 2004 into the management of medication in care and children's homes in England which found homes were not performing well in this area.

The follow up study found some improvement but not enough to be wholly satisfactory.

In this position paper, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) sets out a skills and qualifications framework that should support practice learning, both in the new degree and across social care organisations. We focus on ways of supporting those whose task it is to assess practice in the workplace ('practice assessors’). We also look at employers’ opportunities for organisational development, improved practice standards and human resource development (HRD).

Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.

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.

Collaborative report assessing the state of services for older people in England and pinpointing the steps which need to be taken to ensure standards are met and that services for older people continuously improve.

This practice guide provides information and knowledge to support critical thinking and methods so that first line managers can apply, adapt and develop the material to their own particular work environment, current priorities and as an aid to their own continuing professional development. It covers a range of topics that are listed in the left hand menu.

This Act of Scottish Parliament is in seven parts.

Part 1 looks at codes of conduct for councillors, members of devolved public bodies, revisal of members' codes and the duties of councils and devolved public bodies.

Part 2 of the Act covers methods of enforcing the codes of conduct and investigating any claims which allege a code has been broken.

Part 3 contains general and miscellaneous provisions relating to Parts 1 and 2, including definitions of terms in the Act.

Part 4 details codes of conduct for members of other bodies.

Bulletin looking at the quality of throughcare and aftercare services in place for children and young people looked after away from home in residential services in Scotland and how these can be improved.

These regulations make provision for the disclosure of medical information about the natural parents during the adoption process. These regulations are applicable where this information has not been achievable whilst information is collected under other regulations.

This document accompanies the draft Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 2008. It sets out the policy behind the draft regulations and seeks comments on a number of issues within the Regulations.

The regulations will replace the Adoption Agencies (Scotland) Regulations 1996.