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Ending tobacco smoking in Britain, 08/09/08 [E/NI/S/W]
A report by the Tobacco Advisory Group of the Royal College of Physicians which forms part of their response to the Department of Health's consultation on the future of tobacco control.

Moving Scotland Forward: The Government's Programme for Scotland 2008-09, 03/09/08 [S]
In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, First Minister Alex Salmond set out the Scottish Government's priorities - both legislative and non-legislative - contained in a document Moving Scotland Forward.

Safeguarding children: the third joint chief inspectorsí report on arrangements to safeguard children, 08/07/08 [E,NI,S,W]
The report 'Safeguarding Children' is published every three years. It assesses how well agencies are working at both national and local levels to safeguard children and young people. The 2008 review highlights what has improved over the past three years and assesses to what extent the considerable activity that has taken place at both national and local levels has affected outcomes for children and young people. It also identifies those areas that are still in need of improvement. The report concludes that, as a result of improved safeguarding arrangements, most children now feel safe in their homes and communities, and are receiving the quality of care and support that they need. But some children and young people are still not well enough served by public services. This is particularly the case for those who are looked after by their local authority, who are in secure settings or are asylum-seeking children.

Healthy Eating, Active Living: An action plan to improve diet, increase physical activity and tackle obesity, 23/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication outlining how the government plans to improve the nation's diet, encourage greater physical activity and begin to establish a base for tackling obesity.

Preventing Offending by Young People: A Framework for Action, 19/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government framework for dealing with youth offending in Scotland.

Equally Well: Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Inequalities, 19/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication of the report of the Ministerial Task Force on Inequalities which was set up to tackle the inequalities in health that will otherwise prevent Scotland from achieving the Government's overall purpose of sustainable economic growth, supported by increased healthy life expectancy.

Enterprising Third Sector Action Plan, 19/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government Action Plan to create an environment in which an enterprising third sector can thrive and contribute to the Government's overall purpose.

National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People, 18/06/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication outlining a framework for action for responding to children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse.

Carers at the heart of the 21st century families and communities, 10/06/08 [E,S,W]
UK Government strategy setting the agenda for supporting carers over the next 10 years ranging across the span of governmentís responsibilities. It addresses health and social care and young carer issues in England and income and employment matters more widely across the whole of Great Britain. The Carers' Strategy is underpinned by £255 million to implement some immediate steps, alongside medium and long-term plans. New commitments in the Carersí Strategy include: £150 million towards planned short breaks for carers; £38 million towards supporting carers to enter or re-enter the job market, and; £6 million towards improving support for young carers.

The Road to Recovery: A New Approach to Tackling Scotland's Drug Problem, 29/05/08 [S]
Scottish Government publication detailing the new national drugs strategy. The strategy focusses on recovery to help individuals tackle problem drug use, tackling wider social issues to prevent drug use, reducing the supply of drugs and effective responses to children who suffer from parental substance misuse.