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In February 2016, the Social Work Services Strategic Forum, through the Office of the Chief Social Work Adviser, commissioned a review of the recruitment and retention challenges that the Scottish social service sector faces. An online survey and qualitative interviews were conducted from June to August 2016, amongst a range…
The Department of Health have published a revised edition of 'Making a difference in dementia, nursing vision and strategy' which sets out the role and responsibilities for nurses providing care and support for people with dementia. This strategy sets out how nurses can provide high quality compassionate care and support…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales 2015-16 annual report will be the last for outgoing Chief Inspector Imelda Richardson as she retires at the end of the month. In her final report the Chief Inspector said: "I am pleased to report that 90% of services we inspected met the…
This report presents findings from an independent review of Autism Network Scotland. Autism Network Scotland was established in 2012 as one of the implementation vehicles of the Scottish Strategy for Autism, and is funded by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Government wished to take stock of the role of the…
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the results from the Inpatient Census, 2016. This Statistics Release presents the latest national figures for patients occupying a Mental Health, Learning Disability or Addiction Inpatient Bed in an NHS Scotland facility at the Census date of 31 March 2016. Figures from the Out of…
One in three homeless 16 and 17-year-olds who were working with youth offending teams had been placed in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation. That's according to independent inspectors who have published a new report, 'Accommodation of homeless 16- and 17-year-old children working with youth offending teams'. The report reflects the findings…
District nursing services play an important role in helping people to maintain their independence by supporting them to manage long-term conditions and treating acute illnesses – and demand for such services is increasing. These services will be key to the success of policies that aim to provide more care closer…
Background: Improving dementia care quality is an urgent priority nationally and internationally. Life story work (LSW) is an intervention that aims to improve individual outcomes and care for people with dementia and their carers. LSW gathers information and artefacts about the person, their history and interests, and produces a tangible…
A new report Evaluating the Health Implications of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) on Parents, commissioned by Pace (Parents against child sexual exploitation) and undertaken by the University of Worcester, examines the often hidden impacts of CSE across the wider family. ‘I haven’t had a decent night’s sleep in the last…
Parents Speak Out - a report developed by parents from the Parent Action Group within Pace (Parents against child sexual exploitation) - explores the current and potential role of parents as partners in the safeguarding process to protect children from Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Although there have been recent changes…
Staff at Newcastle Youth Offending Team were doing some good work to turn children away from crime, but senior leaders needed to work better together to drive performance, said Dame Glenys Stacey, Chief Inspector of Probation as she published her report of the work of Newcastle Youth Offending Team (YOT).…
There is currently no national strategy for tackling harmful sexual behaviour, meaning many children are being left with poor access to support. NSPCC, in collaboration with Research in Practice, youth justice agencies and council leaders, have developed a new online framework to support a shared understanding, consistent approaches and improved…
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