case studies

National Service Framework for Children - Complex Disability

This document was published as part of the National Service Framework (NSF) for Children and Maternity Services document. This case studies is an exemplar of a child with complex disability.

Practice panel: boy behaves violently in secure unit

Social workers and a service user offer advice on a case involving a boy who is now in a secure unit after behaving violently at his residential children's home.

Promoting mental health : a resource for spiritual and pastoral care

Resource pack providing a range of information on mental health and its promotion and protection in communities and congregations. It contains practical activities and information to enable different church groups to discuss and debate specific subjects and concerns.

Risk factor: a teenage girl who self-harms

Discusses the case of a girl with a history of serious self-harm who had a history of unsuccessful placements. A decision was made to move her to a rural location far from emergency medical help to provide her with a therapeutic residential placement.

Anticipating future accommodation needs : developing a consultation methodology

Case study describing an innovative approach to getting the views of people approaching retirement on their future housing and accommodation needs and what they might expect/would like or be prepared to fund in terms of support.

Children's hearing system: primary teaching pack

These materials are intended to support teachers and pupils through their learning about the Children’s Hearings system.

Safeguarding adults: a national framework of standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work

Document bringing together best practice and aspirations to form eleven sets of good practice standards, which can be utilised as an audit tool and guide by all those involved in adult protection work.

The future of mental health : a vision for 2015

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.

: consultation on the evidence

This guidance is for all those responsible for preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people aged under 19. 

Research to inform the development of a social marketing strategy for health improvement in Scotland : final report

Report presenting the findings of a research study which applied a social marketing framework to eight examples of health improvement campaigns and initiatives in order to inform the development of a social marketing health improvement strategy for Scotland.