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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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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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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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