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The ‘Reshaping Care for Older People: Engaging the Independent Sector’ project, initiated in April 2012, has been the catalyst for a significant shift by the sector in understanding and being involved in the RCOP agenda, and in engagement with the sector by local partnerships. Despite a limited financial resource, the…
The Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children In Scotland (CELCIS) have published a report on the sexual exploitation of looked after children in Scotland. The report, commissioned by the Care Inspectorate, is to be used to strengthen their inspection activity, and undertake, along with scrutiny partners, a wider study…
An audit of how the Catholic order the Christian Brothers dealt with abuse allegations has found only 12 brothers were convicted of crimes between 1975 and today. A review of the congregation's files found that its initial response to the need to report abuse to the authorities was not systematic…
A report setting out the findings of a review into the care at a Carrickfergus nursing home will not be published until the new year. Cherry Tree House came under fire after a whistleblower made several allegations regarding quality of care, safeguarding and employment issues at the North Road nursing…
A ban on multi-buy drink promotions in Scotland has not cut the amount of alcohol bought by consumers, according to a study. The drink industry appears to have countered the move by slashing prices, researchers suggest. The Scottish Government was among the first in the world to call a halt…
The performance of West Sussex adult social care services is the subject of an annual report published by the council today. From 2012-2013, West Sussex county council supported more than 12,000 adults living at home with services provided or commissioned by adults’ services. The report highlights areas where progress has…
This page lists the reports for Brook House IRC from 2010 until present. Brook House is an immigration removal centre located near Gatwick airport and operated by G4S. Holding only adult male detainees, it has just under 450 available places. At this unannounced inspection we found that there had been…
HMI Probation Reports on Full Joint Inspections (FJI) and Short Quality Screenings (SQS) of youth offending work. These reports outline the findings of the recent SQS inspections carried out as part of our programme of inspection of youth offending work. As an independent inspectorate, HMI Probation provides assurance to Ministers…
This Command Paper is published in response to the Home Affairs Committee’s Second Report of Session 2013-14 entitled: ‘Child Sexual Exploitation and the response to localised grooming’: HC68-1 (incorporating HC182, 2012-13), which was published on 10 June 2013. The Committee has made 36 recommendations for the Government to consider. The…
Tuesday, 17 Sep, 2013

Trafficking in human beings

This publication presents the first report at the EU level on statistics on trafficking in human beings. It includes data for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. The EU and its Member States have selected trafficking in human beings as one of the priority areas in the fight against organised…
IRISS is pleased to announce that the final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project have been published. The project is a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and IRISS, which was about health and social care for older people. The reports have…
In Scotland, couples are able to enter into a written agreement regulating the division of their property and any ongoing support for each other, or for their children, when they separate. These ‘minutes of agreement’ mean individuals do not have to go to court. They may register their signed agreement…