assessment

Report presenting the findings of a study of parental experiences of the special educational needs (SEN) assessment, statementing and Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) system. The goal was to gain a greater insight into perceived problems with SEN provision and to identify those factors which make the system work well for some parents and not others.

This report sets out a framework for the assessment of children in need and their families involving cooperation from all agencies who have a role in protecting children in society.

The government's expectations of how this framework will be used are also laid out. The guidance has been produced primarily for the use of professionals and other staff who will be involved in undertaking assessments of children in need and their families under the Children Act 1989.

This is the first of 4 volumes of comprehensive guidance on the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. The Regulations, Directions and Guidance which are included in this and other volumes are designed to provide guidance on the implementation of Parts II, III and IV of the Act.

This includes promotion of child welfare; the planning of childrens' services; provision of accommodation and day care services; children and disability; protecting children and short-term refuge for children at risk of harm.

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.

Document containing a number of case studies exemplifying innovative practice in end of life care taking place in care homes in England. The case studies illustrate how employing new approaches to end of life care can help to improve the quality of care, cut unnecessary hospital admissions and ensure more people end their lives in the place and manner of their choosing.

Following the public consultation on a Common Assessment Framework for Adults (CAF) the Department of Health is launching a further phase of Demonstrator Sites to address the issues raised during the consultation, and broaden the coverage of the Demonstrator Site Programme (DSP) to provide further evidence to support the development of CAF.

In this second phase the program was widen with different IT systems currently in use, whether provided commercially or in- house, and to include regional areas of England currently not represented in Phase 1.

Scottish Executive document laying down the standards expected of mental health officer services in the following areas, responsive services, referral, assessment and admission procedures, care planning and care management, interagency collaboration, equitable provision and anti-discriminatory practice, staff training and development and organisation and management.

This is a briefing on the Foundation’s Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year Initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care service providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability. The briefing makes recommendations for policy makers, commissioners, Learning Disability and Older People’s Partnership Boards and the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet outlines the importance of getting a diagnosis and the processes involved in assessing whether a person is suffering from dementia.

Guidance from NICE to assist agencies to stem the prevalence of obesity and diseases associated with it through increasing the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity and improving the care offered to adults and children with obesity, especially in primary care.