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Paper identifying and discussing some of the issues facing criminal and youth justice social work services in Scotland. These include effective practice and approaches, outcome evaluation, risk assessment, information management and restorative justice.

Practice guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, to help them improve outcomes for people with personality disorders.

The guidance provides information and suggestions on best practice drawn from pilot services and from service users, and is organised into four sections which provide information on: an overview of the broad context; key areas for effective commissioning; commissioning dedicated personality disorder services; and commissioning for groups with particular needs.

Document setting out the UK Government's strategy for tackling the issues which teenage parents encounter and what measures it expects local authorities and primary care trusts to have in place to improve outcomes for teenage parents and their children.

Paper discussing the positive part families can play in supporting recovery from drug dependency and suggesting ways to improve outcomes for problematic drug users, their families and society at large.

Report making recommendations for the development of an agreement of expectations between local authorities and their providers in Scotland to ensure effective commissioning of services which lead to the best outcomes for children and young people.

This manual provides instruments for the assessment of caring activities and caring outcomes in young carers. The 'Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18)' is a questionnaire that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person, as well as six sub scale scores for domestic tasks, household management, personal care, emotional care, sibling care, and financial/practical care.

This briefing summarises the results of systematic reviews to investigate whether effective interventions exist for children and families where a child has experienced physical abuse. It focuses on secondary prevention of adverse child outcomes and recurrence of abuse in children who have experienced maltreatment. The interventions are grouped into: child focused; parent focused; and family focused. Implications for practice, policy and research are discussed.

Report aiming to make a contribution to the debate on how best to educate children with learning difficulties by arguing that parents are the best people to decide where their children should attend school and laying out a strategy to make parental choice rather than 'expert' opinion the driver for policy.