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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 first thematic report by the Care Inspectorate 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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Protecting Scotland’s Children and Young People - It is Still Everyone's Job

Date: 03/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Child Protection Systems Review, published by the Scottish Government, which makes 12 recommendations covering Initial/Significant Case Reviews, Child Protection Committees, the Child Protection Register, and matters of leadership, governance and accountability.
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Using scrutiny to drive outcomes: Improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities in Scotland

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A report by the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) and the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) designed to better understand the responsibilities scrutiny bodies have and the possible contributions they can make towards meeting learning disability policy and strategy outcomes.
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'Trees That Bend In The Wind’- Exploring The Experiences Of Front Line Support Workers Delivering Palliative And End Of Life Care

Date: 02/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A Scottish Care report on the role of social care staff in palliative and end of life care. The report includes a series of recommendations which include to ensure palliative and end of life care support and training is specifically targeted at the needs of the front line workforce and articulate the role of a front line social care worker.
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Guidance on Part 1, Section 2 (Duties of Public Authorities in relation to the UNCRC) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Date: 12/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

Non-statutory guidance issued by the Scottish Government to provide public authorities with information and advice about how they should fulfil the duties set out in Part 1 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014
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Statutory Guidance on Part 3 (Children's Services Planning) of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

Date: 12/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

Statutory guidance is issued by the Scottish Government providing local authorities and health boards, working in partnership with other public bodies and organisations, with information and advice about how they should exercise the functions conferred by Part 3 (Children’s Services Planning) of the Act
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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: National Guidance on Part 12: Services in relation to Children at Risk of Becoming Looked After, etc

Date: 12/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government guidance explaining the provision of relevant services for children and families where there is a risk the child may become looked after
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Human rights and the right to health

Date: 12/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

A new briefing by NHS Scotland which focuses on the importance of promoting human rights and the right to health. The briefing includes a series of key messages which include applying a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to strengthen work to address health inequalities and improve health and reducing health inequalities is essential to protect the right to health.
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