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Paper exploring black and ethnic minorities experiences of using mental health services in England which research has shown is different to that of the rest of the population. It argues that improving mental health services for black and minority ethnic people could both improve outcomes and lessen financial costs.

Document setting out draft new UK Government statutory guidance on Children's Trusts in England and draft new Children and Young People's Plan regulations and inviting views on these.

UK Government guidance outlining the types of bullying which might happen in the community and actions which can be taken to both stop bullying happening and respond effectively when it does happen.

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.

Report describing good practice identified during a Healthcare Commission and National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse joint review of residential drug treatment services in England with the aim of encouraging better service delivery in this sector.

Booklet summarising the UK Government's plans to improve health and social care services in England for dementia sufferers and their carers.

Report arguing that tackling the issue of educational disengagement successfully involves children's services needing to become more holistic and operating on the principles of early intervention and prevention.

Document setting out the governance arrangements for the UK Government's dementia strategy for England at national, regional and local level over a five-year period.

The National Residential Child Care Initiative (NRCCI) was set up to carry out a strategic review of child care services in Scotland and produce a blueprint for their future development and direction. This report highlights the key messages which came out of the working groups which were established to undertake the review.