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Report which is the result of a large scoping review of the research literature in an attempt to understand the many and complex reasons behind poor frontline service responses to adults with multiple needs, with a particular focus on those in contact with the criminal justice system.

Report containing Lord Laming's findings on the progress being made in implementing effective arrangements for protecting children in England following his Victoria Climbie Inquiry and his recommendations for further actions to be taken.

Briefing paper giving an overview of social work services in Scotland including an outline of the legislative framework governing social work services, key policy themes and the organisation and funding of social work services.

Webpage describing a project which developed an organisational model trialed in Sicily, Italy which streamlined the legal and other procedures involved in international adoptions.

Annual report giving a full account of the Care Commission's activities, finances and organisation over the year.

A large scale study was conducted to examine whether Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) have successful in overcoming some of the weaknesses in Area Child Protection Committees. This interim report draws upon research undertaken over the first 12 months (January 2008 - January 2009) of the research study.