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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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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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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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National Action Plan on Internet Safety for Children and Young People

Date: 04/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government's refreshed action plan on internet safety for children and young people, building on actions set out in the Scottish Government's 2010 Action Plan on Child Internet Safety and the 2011/12 Scottish Action Plan on Child Internet Safety and Responsible Use. The action plan includes 23 actions under five intermediate outcomes.
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Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027

Date: 03/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government's ten-year Mental Health Strategy, with steps to improve delivery of child and adolescent mental health services, including an audit to look at concerns over rejected referrals and action taken as a result. The Strategy contains 40 actions guided by an ambition that we must prevent and treat mental health problems with the same commitment, passion and drive as we do with physical health problems.
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The Keys to Life: Report of the Care Inspectorate's Inspection Focus Area 2014-16

Date: 03/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Care Inspectorate has published its first thematic report on inspections of services for adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report results are the findings of focused inspection work by the Care Inspectorate over a two year period which examined the quality of care experienced by adults with learning disabilities and the impact of The Keys to Life Policy in care homes and care at home services. The report shows that the overwhelming majority of care is performing well, and in most cases continuing to improve.
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Using scrutiny to drive outcomes: Improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities in Scotland

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) have published a report designed to better understand the responsibilities scrutiny bodies have and the possible contributions they can make towards meeting learning disability policy and strategy outcomes. The report makes five recommendations based around the key messages of: a human rights approach to improving quality of life; the importance of good data and insight; and effective community leadership.
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The changing functional needs and dependency of people living in care homes

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

NHS National Services Scotland have published a report into the dependency needs of residents in care homes. The report uses data from a large sample of care homes in Scotland to track how the needs of residents have changed over time. The important trends presented here will be of interest to people planning, commissioning and delivering care.
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Over the Internet, Under the Radar - Prevention of Online Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Scotland

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and Barnardo’s Scotland have published a joint paper which calls for engagement with technology industries to prevent children being harmed online. The paper also recommends a national e-safety strategy for Scotland, as well as a clear assessment framework around technology. Additionally, the paper identifies significant gaps in relation to research around adolescent risk tasking behaviour online.
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'Trees That Bend In The Wind’- Exploring The Experiences Of Front Line Support Workers Delivering Palliative And End Of Life Care

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Care has published a report on the role of social care staff in palliative and end of life care. The report includes a series of recommendations which include to ensure palliative and end of life care support and training is specifically targeted at the needs of the front line workforce and articulate the role of a front line social care worker.
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