risk assessment

Report of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the RSA, a tool to aid Care Commission officers in planning and carrying out their inspection programme by identifying issues and developments which will highlight the required time allotment and intensity of inspection.

Pamphlet looking at the ways in which the UK can build and sustain community resilience in the face of disasters with support from central and local government, relevant agencies, the emergency services and voluntary organisations. It identifies the main principles of community resilience as being engagement, education, empowerment and encouragement.

This document represents a consultation on three elements: new legislation covering behaviour and discipline contained in the Education and Inspections Act 2006; revised guidance on the use of force; and new powers to search for weapons contained in the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006.

This briefing provides guidance for home care providers on how to meet the challenges posed by the personalisation agenda. It provides details of both opportunities and risks, and also highlights how personalisation will impact on organisations very differently, depending on their size, and whether they have relied on large-scale council contracts or on more self-funded customers. Short examples from practice are also included.

Report of a project which canvassed children's views on how their local environment could be improved. It concludes that children's well-being and environmental issues are inextricably linked and that to improve local spaces for children some of the priorities of children's policy ought to be combined with the goals of sustainable development.

Report of a joint inspection which scrutinised arrangements for managing offenders whose past offending meant they might pose a serious threat of harm in the future. The report identifies what is working well, what needs to improve and makes recommendations for improvements to the Scottish Government.

This paper aims to identify an effective way of feeding findings from research on child abuse commissioned by the Department of Health (1995) into child protection practice.

N.B. This resource is no longer available.

Leaflet giving an introduction to the joint arrangements which have been put in place between responsible authorities (local authorities, Scottish Prison Service, police and health service) to assess and manage the risk to the public posed by sex offenders in Scotland. It also covers the housing of sex offenders in the community.