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This short paper summarises a lecture given by Professor Keith Moultrie to a Community Exchange Seminar run by Oxford Brookes University and Oxfordshire Council for Voluntary Associations on 8 March 2012. The paper focuses on the social care of older people in England, and its purpose is to:
1. Explore the changing population demographics across the country.
2. Consider the potential implications for social care and related health and welfare services.
3. Consider the policy response to date and how it might develop further.

This report provides an overview of the findings from the first ever national survey of bereaved relatives in England. The overall aims of the survey were to assess the quality of care delivered to people in the last three months of their lives in this country and to assess variations in the quality of care delivered in different parts of the country and to different groups of patients.

A series of excel worksheets providing Local Authority level data on a number of outcome measures for looked after children. The measures relate to performance at Key Stages, offending, substance misuse, health care, development assessments, education and employment status and emotional and behavioural health.

A series of excel worksheets containing current and trend Local Authority level detail on measures pertaining to looked after children for the period 2010-11.

The adoption scorecard shows (through an interactive excel spreadsheet), against three key indicators, how swiftly children in need of adoption are placed for adoption, in each local authority area. These scorecards allow local authorities and other adoption agencies to monitor their own performance and compare it with that of others. In the future we will also include data on how swiftly local authorities and adoption agencies deal with prospective adopters

An independent review of dementia services and functional mental health services in Bolton, commissioned by NHS Bolton and Bolton Council, and performed by Tony Ryan Associates. The areas covered by the review were:
• Secondary care services for people with mental health problems (functional illness and dementia) including in-patient and community services.
• The developing integrated (health and social care) Community Dementia Service and how this inter-relates with the wider social care environment in the independent and voluntary sectors.
• ‘24/7’ access to mental health services for both urgent and non-urgent needs.
• Examining the access to acute care services for people of 16 years and upwards.

The Safeguarding Children Training Directory has been developed by the Department of Health in response to Lord Laming's progress report which identified inadequacies in the quality of an access to safeguarding training received by health professionals. It gives details of and links to a range of training resources which will help achieve the learning outcomes erquired for different groups of staff working with children and young people.

Summary analytical presentation of use of resources data relevant to social care in Bolton for the year 2010-11.

This report contains and compares data and analysis on alerts and referrals to the adult social care safeguarding team in Bolton to peer areas of England, derived from the Abuse of Vulnerable Adults data collection during 2010/11.

The Annual Report 2010-2011 and Business Plan 2010-13 of Bolton's Safeguarding Children Board.

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