UK Government white paper setting out how the Government will work with local councils, the NHS, voluntary organisations and people with learning disabilities and their families to create new opportunities for those with learning disabilities to lead full and active lives.
National guidance from the Scottish Government on legislation, policies and practices to prevent and resolve homelessness. It provides practical guidance on how the legislation and related policies should be implemented.
It supports our objective that homeless people receive readily accessible services tailored to their needs.
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.
Report summarising the views of 23 young people from four secure units and a sample of lawyers, children's reporters and panel members on the value of having lawyers represent young people at children's panels.
Case study from Hackney, London describing schemes introduced for young people with the intention of providing them with constructive activities to get involved in and thus lessen their chances of being influenced by or getting involved with gangs. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar schemes.
Report summarising the results of research into the views and experiences of young people in the UK with regard to sexual health and the reasons why some young people engage in risky sexual behaviour.
Report presenting the findings of a survey of the attitudes and views of 370 children in care on keeping in touch - and losing contact with - their families and friends while in care.
This literature review is one of a series of projects jointly commissioned by DCSF and DH to improve the evidence base on recognition, effective intervention and inter-agency working in child abuse and explores the concept of ‘neglect’ as it applies to adolescents.
The review draws together information from research in other countries on this topic, and also considers a range of other relevant UK and international literature. It considers the practice, policy and research implications of the literature, and has also informed other products of this project.
Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.
The document provides guidance on mainstreaming to enable local multi-agency partnerships to benefit from this way of working.
It provides them with a route map, allowing them to determine the appropriate level of response in given circumstances to meet the needs of local partners and neighbourhoods.