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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This report analyses the responses to a consultation on the report ‘Reducing the Risk: Improving the Response to Sex Offending’ by the Expert Panel on Sex Offending. It also sets out the Executive’s response to the Expert Panel’s report.