Report assessing the validity of Scottish survey data on alcohol consumption and attempting to explain the apparent discrepancy between survey and non-survey indicators of drinking. It also attempts to make definitive statements about drinking trends over the past decade and makes recommendations for improving Scottish survey data on alcohol.
Ms A is a 67 year old woman with a learning disability who has been in the care of the local authority since she was eight years old. This investigation into Ms A’s care was initiated in September 2006, after the Mental Welfare Commission was contacted by a housing association who were concerned about her vulnerability. They said Ms A had reported being raped. When they contacted the police, they discovered that similar assaults were alleged to have taken place previously.
Scottish Government publication giving a provisional statistical breakdown of care homes for adults in Scotland for the period up to 31 March 2008.
Report commissioned as part of the Valuing People Now delivery plan that highlights the most important parts of planning and delivering support for people with the most complex needs.
A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information about Transition of young people with physical disabilities or chronic illnesses from children's to adult's services, in order to update practice at the health and social care interface. This briefing focuses on physical disabilities and not learning disabilities.
Report that describes how well social work services are performing and what people who use services think about them. The messages are clear; the majority of people of all ages who use services and their carers have valued them and think they have made positive differences to their lives. Staff who provide services are committed and look for ways to improve the services they offer to people.
Research briefing paper looking at the effects on children and young people of domestic violence between those adults who hold or have held a parental role towards them.
Consultation document inviting responses to the idea of instituting an acknowledgement and accountability forum for adult survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland, in particular those who were abused in care settings.
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.
Publication providing annual estimates of the proportion and number of children, working age adults and pensioners living in low income households in Scotland and the distribution of household income across Scotland.