The Convention is made up of 50 articles which are given in full. The Convention clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.
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This framework focuses on how Scottish Government policies can help support disabled people into sustainable work in mainstream employment.
It recognises that successful implementation must be underpinned by effective partnership working both at a national and local level. Consistency of delivery model, service standards, workforce training and sustainable funding are also crucial to its success.
The framework acknowledges the wider employability context and recognises the UK programmes that are already funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
This report reviews the literature relating to the assessment and management of sex offenders and serious violent offenders, and therefore requiring special measures.
It is aimed at those in the criminal justice, social work and other agencies who play an active part in risk assessment and risk management.
The report covers four broad areas: the background policy, legislative proposals and provisions covering sexual and violent offenders; risk assessment methods; the current tools available in this area for these offender groups; and risk management.
Document reporting on the progress made since the launch of the Scottish Government's Plan for Action on Alcohol Problems in 2002.
It also lays out a three-year programme of action to change drinking cultures and reduce alcohol-related harm by government action, partnership working and promoting individual responsibility.
A briefing on how parenting capacity can be affected by parental substance misuse (drugs and/or alcohol) and how this may be managed.
This resource provides best practice guidance on a framework for commissioning and providing interventions and treatment for adults affected by alcohol misuse. It describes a four tier system of stepped care for alcohol misusers.
This summary document provides an introduction to the updated Housing Statistics for Scotland web tables which were first launched in November 2007. Latest Housing Statistics For Scotland (2009) Statistics on New Housing Supply, New House Building, AHIP, Right to Buy, Public Sector Stock, Lettings, Evictions, HMO and House Improvements.
Report of a study which reviewed and evaluated evidence concerning improving learning outcomes for children through good practice in integrating early years services.
The government is committed to improving the protection during the criminal justice process for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children. This document is issued as part of ‘Action for Justice’, the implementation programme for the ‘Speaking Up for Justice’ report. Following the report, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 set out a range of special measures to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children to give their best evidence in criminal proceedings.
Safeguarders are persons who may be appointed by children’s hearings or sheriffs when they think this is required to safeguard the interests of the child in the proceedings. Their role is to provide support and advice for the proceedings.
The aim of this study is to describe and evaluate the current use and operation of safeguarders in Scotland.