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National Accommodation Strategy for Sex Offenders

Date: 11/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

Guidance on Parameters and Minimum Standards for Conducting Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA) has been published by the Scottish Government. The document has been produced in response to a recommendation in the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) and Care Inspectorate Joint Thematic Review of MAPPA in Scotland, published in November 2015. The purpose of the minimum practice standards is to ensure national consistency of the data and information which is considered when carrying out an ERA across all Responsible Authorities, and to provide clear guidance on the information that must be checked when assessing the manageability of accommodation when housing registered sex offenders in local communities.
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Fostering and adoption 2016–17 statistical bulletin

Date: 11/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Policy and Legislation

A 2016-17 statistical bulletin published by the Care Inspectorate on fostering and adoption. The report shows services in Scotland which generally operate at a high level of care and also shares evidence from inspections suggesting local authorities face some challenges in the recruitment of foster families, resulting in foster carers not having sufficient approved places for whole sibling groups.
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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

An Alzheimer Scotland and Scottish Government framework to support allied health professionals' contribution to supporting people living with dementia in Scotland over the next three years.
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Achieving Excellence in Pharmaceutical Care: A Strategy for Scotland

Date: 08/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Government Strategy 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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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). 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

A Scottish Government document introducing the Active and Independent Living Programme in Scotland. The document aims to provide a focus on 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

Refreshed guidance from the Scottish Government 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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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

A Care Inspectorate review of the way addiction services in Scotland are using and applying core recovery ‘Quality Principles’ set out by the Scottish Government.
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