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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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SIGN 145 Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

Date: 07/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) and Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) have published guidelines on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The guideline provides recommendations based on the assessment, diagnosis and interventions for children, young people, adults and older adults with ASD. The guide also includes screening and surveillance, diagnosis and assessment, clinical interventions and service provision, recommendations for further research, and a checklist for information provision for patients.
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The Role of the Chief Social Work Officer

Date: 07/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published updated guidance which provides an overview of the Chief Social Work Officer’s (CSWO) role, outlining the responsibility for values and standards, decision making and leadership. The guidance is for local authorities and will also be of use to bodies and partnerships to which local authorities have delegated social work functions.
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Process evaluation new orleans intervention model infant mental health glasgow

Date: 06/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The NSPCC has published a report which investigates the trial of two new services for infants and children who come into the care of Glasgow City Council because of maltreatment. The services, Glasgow Infant Family Team (GIFT) (which delivers the New Orleans Intervention Model of assessment and intervention) and the Family Assessment and Contact Team (FACS), help professionals and judges decide whether young children should return to their birth families or have a permanent alternative, such as adoption.
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Language Development and Enjoyment of Reading - Impacts of Early Parent-Child Activities in Two Growing up in Scotland Cohorts

Date: 06/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Growing Up Scotland (GUS) study has published a new report on language development and enjoyment of reading. The report compares language development at age 3 for two groups of children taking part in GUS.
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The 5 Step Approach to Evaluation: Designing and Evaluating Behaviour Change Interventions

Date: 05/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

New guidance on how to use the 5 Step approach to design and evaluate behaviour change interventions has been published by the Scottish Government. The guidance is aimed at both service providers and funders who aim to promote behaviour change.
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The 5-Step Approach to Evaluation - Designing and Evalutating Interventions to Reduce Reoffending

Date: 05/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

New guidance on how to use the 5 Step approach to design and evaluate criminal justice interventions has been published by the Scottish Government. The 5 Step Approach to Evaluation: Designing and Evaluating Interventions to Reduce Reoffending is designed to help planning partnerships, funders and service providers design and evaluate interventions to reduce crime and reoffending.
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Polishing the Diamonds: Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Scotland

Date: 05/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has published a report which reviews Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Scotland. The aim of the report is to provide review and insight into ACES and recommends actions and intervention areas for public health bodies.
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