Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland


Changing Lives
Major review of social work services in Scotland in 2006.
Children's Charter
A Charter of children’s rights in Scotland that sets out what children and young people need and expect to help protect them when they are in danger of being, or already have been, harmed by another person.
Citizen leadership
An activity that happens when citizens have power and influence and responsibility to make decisions, both about their own services, and services to benefit others.
delivering services in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using services, families, friends, carers and other members of their community.
Direct Payments
Payments made to people who are eligible for adult social care services to spend on their social care needs.
Disability Rights Movement
a social movement that aims to secure equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities.
European Convention on Human Rights
European Convention on Human Rights
An international agreement set up by the Council of Europe in 1950 to protect human rights. The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporates the protections in the European Convention on Human Rights into law in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
Getting it Right for Every Child
an evidence-based approach designed to improve outcomes for children and young people from pre-birth until the age of 25. Topics/ People/ Young-People/ gettingitright [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
Independent Living Movement
A social movement that asserts that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights and life choices as people without disabilities. The Independent Living Movement grew out of the Disability Rights Movement , which began in the 1960s, and has its origins in the US civil rights and consumer movements.
individual budgets
A sum of money allocated to people with which they can buy the services and equipment they need to meet their support and care needs.
medical model
views disability as a problem of the person, directly caused by disease, trauma, or other health condition. Management of the disability is aimed at a "cure" or the individual’s adjustment to his or her environment.
citizens are actively involved in selecting and shaping the services they receive
Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act
Legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament in January 2013. The Act gives people a range of options for how their social care is delivered, beyond just direct payments, empowering people to decide how much ongoing control and responsibility they want over their own support arrangements.
Self-directed Support
An approach to care and support that enables people to have informed choice and control about the way they use support to meet their care needs.
social model of disability
views "disability" as a socially created problem. Disability is not seen as an attribute of an individual, but as related to the social environment we live in. Social action is therefore required to ensure the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of social life.
United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child
United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child
sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse. It is ratified by most countries in the world

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