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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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A guide to self-evaluation for community justice in Scotland

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation, Care Inspectorate Publications

A Care Inspectorate guide to self-evaluation to enable partners to help in their efforts to strive for continuous improvement and excellence in services. While the guide is primarily for statutory partners and the third sector to use as an approach for continuous improvement and striving for excellence, it also forms the basis of the model for scrutiny and inspection of community justice in the future.
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Useful information and quick tips for using the self-evaluation guide

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation, Care Inspectorate Publications

As part of the development of the OPI Framework, the Scottish Government commissioned the Care Inspectorate to develop a guide to self-evaluation that could be used by partners to help in their efforts to strive for continuous improvement and excellence in services.
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