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Social Care Online
Produced by Social Care Institute for Excellence, Social Care Online provides access to resources for all aspects of social care. Includes policy documents, government publications and practice orientated books and articles. From 1st April 2013 it will be necessary to register and sign in to download material from Social Care Online. Registration is free.
The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services across Scotland.
Children in Scotland
Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland
Web page from The Guardian newspaper. A useful source of current news on sociological topics
Child Protection Scotland
Information about child protection and support in Scotland
Website of the merged MARS (Multi Agency Resource Service) and SCCPN (Scottish Child Care Protection Network) organisations. This is a useful resource for anyone working in or researching the field of child protection in Scotland.
Social Welfare at the British Library
Portal from the British Library, which has downloadable research reports, articles and working papers and access to the Welfare Reform Digest.
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
London based charity with offices in Wales, Scotland and England. The page has a link to a Scottish page. Lots of useful documents and information.
Policy Studies Institute
Leading British Research Institute conducting research to promote economic wellbeing and improve quality of life. Evaluates UK and European policy. It has links to research publications, news and blogs.
Scottish Social Services Council
The SSSC is responsible for registering people who work in Social Service and regulating their education and training. It has Codes of Practice and raises standards of practice. It has links to publications, news,education providers and guidance for the profession at all levels.
Research Ethics Guidebook
From the Economic and Social Research Council, the Researcher Development Institute and the Institute of Education, this guide is designed to help social scientists navigate the ethical procedures associated with research. Topics include writing a proposal, receiving funding and applying for ethics approval. For more information about research ethics see about separate research guide "Research Ethics."
Social Services Knowledge Scotland
A gateway to information and resources about social care in Scotland. Some information is freely available, other information is only available to holders of NHS Scotland Athens accounts. Includes information and resources previously accessible from ReSearchWeb which was discontinued at the end of March 2010