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Core tasks for Designated Managers in educational and residential establishments in Scotland

Date: 09/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A list of core tasks clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Manager within educational and residential establishments. Produced by the Scottish Government in partnership with COSLA and the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care.
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Living and Dying Well: A National Action Plan for Palliative and End of Life Care in Scotland

Date: 09/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government's National Action Plan to ensure that good palliative and end of life care is available for all patients and families who need it in a "consistent, comprehensive, appropriate and equitable" manner across all care settings in Scotland. Intended for all health and social care policy makers, planners and practitioners, the plan is designed to produce achievable and measurable changes which will ensure quality improvement and enhance patient and carer experience.
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Gaun Yersel: The Self Management Strategy for Long Term Conditions in Scotland

Date: 08/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government's Self Management Strategy for long term conditions, developed in partnership with the Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland. The strategy aims to work towards a situation in which people living with long term conditions have access to the support they need to successfully manage their condition.
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Youth Justice Framework - Preventing Offending by Young People: A Framework for Action 

Date: 06/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Goverment framework outlining a vision for preventing the causes of offending among young people and the ambition to enable young people to realise their potential by providing appropriate interventions, opportunities and support at the right time.
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Restorative Justice guidance and protocols for practitioners working with young people and those harmed by their behaviour

Date: 06/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government guidance on the principles, protocols and criteria for the use of Restorative Justice Services in Scotland for children and young people and those harmed by their behaviour.
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Equally Well: The Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities

Date: 06/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A report by the Scottish Government's Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities. The report includes a number of recommendations for tackling health inequalities, bringing together thinking on poverty, lack of employment, children’s lives and support for families and physical and social environments, as well as on health and wellbeing.
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Getting it right for children and young people who present a risk of serious harm: Meeting Need, Managing Risk and Achieving Outcomes

Date: 05/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Government self-assessment tool designed to support agencies and professionals working with young people who present a serious risk to strengthen their procedures and strive for excellence.
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Adults with Incapacity: A short guide to the Act

Date: 04/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Government guide outlining who the Act can help and the arrangements that can be put in place to give others authority to act or make decisions for someone who lacks capacity to do so for him/herself. It explains what is meant by ‘incapacity’ and sets out the principles to be followed by everyone who is authorised to act on behalf of someone with incapacity.
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Handle with Care: A Report on the Moving and Handling of Children and Young People with Disabilities

Date: 02/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A research report published by Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People on the moving and handling of children with disabilities. The work was carried out after the Commissioner was contacted by a number of young people with disabilities and their parents with concerns about moving and handling.
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Not Seen. Not Heard. Not Guilty. The rights and status of the children of prisoners in Scotland

Date: 02/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

A report by Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People looking at the rights and status of children of prisoners. The report makes 28 recommendations aimed at promoting respect for children of prisoners and their rights.
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Getting it right for every child: Guidance on Overnight Stays for Looked After and Accommodated Children

Date: 01/2008 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government guidance designed to provide a starting point for local policies and approaches to overnight stays and wider arrangements for ensuring that the child’s best interests are met whilst living in care.
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