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Community Justice Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework has been developed jointly with key partners and in consultation with stakeholders and will provide greater transparency over progress in achieving improved outcomes for community justice which support the vision as contained in the National Strategy.
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Children and young people (Scotland) Act 2014: Guidance on Part 10: Aftercare

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

This guidance provides local authorities and their Community Planning Partners with information and advice about how they should fulfil their duties under section 29 (After-care) of the 1995 Act, and associated secondary legislation, as amended by Part 10 (Aftercare) of the 2014 Act. The revised duties and powers commenced on 1 April 2015.
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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Guidance on Part 11: Continuing Care

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

This guidance has been designed to support effective implementation of the Continuing Care provisions introduced by Part 11 the 2014 Act, highlighting issues which local authorities are likely to encounter, and outlining potential solutions. It is also useful to frontline practitioners, providing an explanation of how the duties should be applied in day-to-day practice.
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Supporting and Empowering Scotland's Citizens: National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care

Date: 10/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care which aims to support more people to live longer healthier lives at home or in community settings. The plan, entitled ‘Supporting & Empowering Scotland's Citizens: National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care’ sets out 22 actions which include working with the Care Inspectorate to ensure that the new national Care standards take into account the increasing contribution of technology in the delivery of safe and effective care
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Loose Parts Play toolkit

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government, in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, has published the Loose Parts Play Toolkit. A loose part is the term given to natural resources and, more generally, random found objects, although the possible list of loose parts is inexhaustible. The resource aims to raise awareness of the value of loose parts to children’s play and to provide practical guidance about this play to those who work with children and young people of all ages.
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Advice Note - Prioritisation Process

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

An advice note which describes the key characteristics that should be incorporated into the prioritisation process in relation to strategic commissioning under integration has been published by the Scottish Government. The guidance should be read along-side the Statutory Guidance for Strategic Commissioning Plans for integration authorities, previously published by the Scottish Government.
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Social work in Scotland

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

A new report by the Accounts Commission which looks at the delivery of social work services in Scotland has been published. The report makes a series of recommendations which include carrying out a detailed analysis of demographic change and the contribution preventative approaches can make to reduce demand for services and working more closely with local communities to build their capacity so they can better support local people who may be at risk of needing to use services.
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Enhancing learning and teaching through the use of digital technology

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a national strategy that aims to ensure all learners and educations are able to benefit from digital technology in their education. The strategy, which relates to learners aged 3-18, sets out an approach to deliver the increased effective use of this technology in education and is structured around four key areas: the skills of educators; access to technology; curriculum and assessment; and leadership.
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Adult Protection Committee Biennial Reports 2012-14 - Summary Report

Date: 08/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a new summary report which examines the exercise of functions of Adult Protection Committees (APC) across Scotland from 2012-14. The report covers the following topics: Adult Protection Committees, Users and Carers, Performance, Public Information, Communication and Cooperation between Agencies, Training, National Projects and Future Plans
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