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Respect for All: The National Approach to Anti-bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People

Date: 11/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Refreshed anti-bullying guidance for people who work with children and young people.The Scottish Government publication aims to support all practitioners to develop environments where bullying cannot thrive and where respect, difference and positive relationships are promoted and celebrated.
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Connecting People, Connecting Support: Transforming the allied health professionals’ contribution to supporting people living with dementia in Scotland, 2017-2020

Date: 09/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A framework to support allied health professionals' contribution to supporting people living with dementia in Scotland over the next three years.
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Early learning and childcare statistics 2016

Date: 09/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation, Care Inspectorate Publications

Care Inspectorate annual report on early learning and childcare provision in Scotland for 2016. Key findings show more children are experiencing early learning and childcare. The increase in children registered in both childminding and daycare of children services was mainly in 2 year-old children. A decrease in registered early learning and childcare services was attributed to a procedural change relating to inactive childminding services, which was reinforced by the increase in the number of children registered with childminders.
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Scotland’s Early Learning and Childcare – Report on the progress of expanded provision during 2015-16

Date: 09/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Policy and Legislation

Care Inspectorate overview of early progress made across the early learning and childcare sector in increasing the entitlement for children to 600 hours. The report suggests young children across Scotland are benefiting from the expansion of funded early learning and childcare places for children aged between two and four, but suggests more could be done to support younger children, including two-year olds, into early learning and childcare. The proportion of daycare of children settings providing funded places has increased and the quality of care and support was generally higher in these services than in those not providing funded places.
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Guidance on Social Media

Date: 09/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has issued guidance on how social workers use social media. The benefits of social media, if used responsible, are highlighted and the guidance suggests professionals can access support, raise the profile of social work and network with others in the field, both nationally and internationally. However the document warns that social workers should seek advice when in doubt about social media posts and follow their employers’ social media policy to avoid posting inappropriate content. The guidance was developed following feedback from staff registered with the HCPC about the need for clarity in this area and is England-specific in its scope.
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Scottish Government Pharmaceutical Strategy

Date: 08/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland, setting out priorities, commitments and actions for improving and integrating pharmacy and pharmacy services in Scotland. The strategy is structured around two key priority areas: improving NHS pharmaceutical care and enabling NHS pharmaceutical care transformation.
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A Moment in Time

Date: 07/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

NHS Ayrshire & Arran has published a guide for care staff working with older people, giving tips for good quality, meaningul engagement and conversation. It is divided into five sections: communication, games, physical activity, music and culture and wellbeing.
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Justice in Scotland - Vision and Priorities

Date: 07/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Government document setting out the vision of a 'just, safe and resilient Scotland'. A number of outcomes are included in the plan, on creating safer, cohesive and resilient communities, prevention and early prevention, proportionate, fair and effective interventions, and person-centred, modern and affordable public services.
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Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland - Progress Review

Date: 06/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Joint Thematic Review of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), carried out by the Care Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) has been published. It highlights the improvements made in keeping communities safe from risks posed by registered sex offenders, particularly in protecting young people from online exploitation. Inspectors assessed progress against recommendations made after a review of MAPPA in 2015 and found four of the recommendations had been met, four had been partially met and two had not been met.
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Allied Health Professions - Co-creating Wellbeing with the People of Scotland

Date: 06/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government document introducing the Active and Independent Living Programme in Scotland. The document aims to provide a focus to the contribution that Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) make, working with other professions and partners across agencies to improve the health and wellbeing of the population.
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Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2 - A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions

Date: 06/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government has published Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Preventing and Managing School Exclusions. The update follows concerns about restraint and seclusion raised by a petition, currently under consideration by the Scottish Parliament’s Public Petitions Committee. The refreshed guidance has a stronger focus on prevention, early intervention and response to individual need, in line with the Getting it Right for Every Child principles. It also advises on the recording and monitoring of any incident where physical intervention is used, in order to help education authorities to monitor the effectiveness of the policy.
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Alcohol and Drug Partnerships A report on the use and impact of the Quality Principles through validated self-assessment

Date: 06/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Policy and Legislation

Care Inspectorate review of the way addiction services in Scotland are using and applying core recovery ‘Quality Principles’ set out by the Scottish Government. The Quality Principles call for services to support communities to become safe places for people to achieve recovery in a way that is person-led and stigma free.
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Hate Crime: Causes, Motivations and Effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work

Date: 06/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A literature review by the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) on effective Interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work in relation to hate crime. The review also considers best practice for practitioners, highlights gaps in current knowledge and makes future recommendations.
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Rights in Mind

Date: 05/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Mental Welfare Commission guidance that lists people's rights when they are first admitted to hospital, when they are on the ward, when they are discharged and when they are being treated in the ocmmunity.
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