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A vision for getting it right for Argyll and Bute's children: integrated children's service plan (interim plan 2008-2009)

Policy document setting out joint strategic priorities and key objectives and outcomes and focusing on better integration and provision of services for children and young people in the Argyll and Bute Council area.

Growing up in Scotland: the circumstances of persistently poor children

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore the circumstances and outcomes of young children who experience persistent poverty.

The 2008 drug strategy: one year on

The government published the new drug strategy in February 2008. Since then there has been a great deal of progress, with drug use now down to its lowest level in more than a decade. However, there is still more to be done and the government is determined that the action it takes should meet the priorities and needs of local communities.

Life changing decisions: the relevance of Family Group Conferences in permanence planning (Practitioner research summary)

Summary of a practitioner research study which sought to determine the extent to which Family Group Conferences are used in permanence planning and explore issues related to this.

Life changing decisions: the relevance of Family Group Conferences in permanence planning (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study which sought to determine the extent to which Family Group Conferences are used in permanence planning and explore issues related to this.

Early years, life chances and equality: a literature review

Reviews recent literature on how early years experiences may impact on life chances for different groups of the population. Life chances can cover a range of opportunities that people can experience as they become adults and into their later life. These opportunities include, for example, the likelihood of being in employment over individuals’ lifetimes, the chances of obtaining educational qualifications and the chances of good physical and mental health.

Changing professional practice and culture to get it right for every child: an evaluation of the development and early implementation phases of 'Getting it right for every child' in Highland, 2006-2009

Report describing and evaluating the progress of the Highland pathfinder of the 'Getting it right for every child' (GIRFEC) programme which was set up to help shape, develop and test the practice tools and training materials and inform the development of national guidance for the GIRFEC programme.

Identifying and quantifying the outcomes of community learning and development: development and testing of a research instrument - full report

Report describing and discussing a research project whose purpose was to develop and trial an instrument which could determine whether it is possible to identify and quantify retrospectively the outcomes of community learning and development for individuals and communities in Scotland.

Current issues in criminal justice social work and youth justice (Towards effective practice, paper 1)

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.