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See hear: a strategic framework for meeting the needs of people with a sensory impairment in Scotland

See Hear is a strategy for both children and adults. It recognises the rising incidence of those illnesses and disabilities that increase with age and acknowledges the work for children with sensory loss taking place through policies such as Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC), the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill which is currently progressing through Parliament and the Scottish Government’s response to the Doran Review. It is set against a background of increasing demand, the requirement for greater efficiency and effectiveness, and health and social care Integration.

Our ambitions for improving the life chances of young people in Scotland

A national youth work startegy 2014-2019. It aims to set out ambitions for improving outcomes for young people through youth work.

It has been developed in the context of the strategic guidance for community learning and development, and it aims to ensure that we harness and build on partnerships and what works in delivering vibrant and effective youth work practice.

A refreshed strategic framework for 2014-19

Document that builds on the strategic framework for 2011-14 by setting key outcomes to support innovation in priority areas of our business.

Play strategy for Scotland: our vision

Strategy that is built on the views of children and young people, parents and carers, the play sector and others involved in their wellbeing. Together with the action plan it seeks to improve the play experiences of all children and young people, including those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Carers and young carers: statement of intent

Scottish Government's statement of intent as regards carers and young carers.

Consultation on phase one of the feedback loop

Document that sets out the National Convener's proposals for the delivery of sections 180 and 181 of the Children's Hearings (Scotland) Act 2011 (the 2011 Act), also known as the feedback loop.

Practitioner research in social services: a literature review

This report was commissioned by IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) in 2008.  Its aim was to establish a wider context for practitioner research and to explore its impact on practice. It identifies two distinct forms of literature. First, there is literature that conceptualises, theorises, researches or evaluates practitioner research. Secondly, there is literature that is practitioner research. The review considers both forms and draws together a series of questions that emerge.