Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.
Dr. Monica Barry recently undertook an international review of effective approaches to risk assessment in social work in the light of the recommendations from the Changing Lives report. This seminar is based on that review and whilst it briefly explores commonalities and differences across various areas of practice in social work, it focuses predominantly on criminal justice and the implications for policy and practice of the drive towards multi-agency partnerships and a common approach to risk assessment and management of offenders in Scotland.
Guidance for play providers on how they can adopt an approach to risk management which recognises the benefits to children and young people of challenging play experiences as well as the risks.
This Act provides for a list of individuals considered unsuitable to work with children to be established and maintained by the Scottish Ministers and for those on the list to be banned from working with children. An individual who knows that he or she is listed commits an offence if he or she works in a child care position whilst listed.
Paper summarising the key organisational challenges facing mental health services in incorporating recovery principles into routine practice in mental health services.
Guidance document produced to enable and encourage restorative justice practitioners in Scotland to provide a high quality service by laying down nationally recognised standards of best practice.
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.
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.
Paper describing and evaluating Asset, a needs and risk assessment tool which supports evidence-based interventions in youth justice and helps to classify and concentrate resources on priority issues which can be changed.
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.