Evidence-Informed Practice

Curated by IRISS, this collection features: IRISS Insights which summarise evidence on key topics, evidence sources and other related resources.

The advice needs of young people - the evidence : key research evidence on young people's needs for advice on social welfare issues

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

Tackling homelessness amongst ethnic minority households

This guide aims to assist local authorities and their partner agencies in the development of inclusive, evidence-based and cost-effective homelessness services for their local ethnic minority populations. This document is related to the ODPM-commissioned research the Causes of Homelessness Amongst Ethnic Minority Populations.

Drug misuse and dependence: guidelines on clinical management

These guidelines are a revision of 'Drug Misuse and Dependence: Guidelines on Clinical Management' published in 1991. A comprehensive set of guidance is provided for doctors in the assessment, treatment and management of drug users and drug misuse.

Improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities: progress map summary

This progress map summary includes key research findings from a C4EO knowledge review about how to improve disabled children's access to play, sport, leisure and cultural activities. The summary includes challenge questions which can be used as tools for strategic leaders in assessing, delivering and monitoring disabled children's access to services. Key findings discussed include what are inclusive services, what disabled children want from play and leisure services and barriers to access and participation.

Tackling multiple deprivation in communities : considering the evidence (Research findings no.38/2009)

Report providing an understanding of the context for geographically focused community regeneration activity in Scotland, assessing the impacts of previous community regeneration interventions and sketching out the challenges for policy makers in developing effective community regeneration approaches in the future.

Improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities

Conference report which provides an overview of key research findings presented by the main speakers at the conference.

In addition, it summarises the discussions of the three parallel workshops, in which participants were asked to identify three current opportunities for getting research into practice more effectively, and three barriers which may prevent research influencing practice.

Ensuring all disabled children and young people and their families receive services that are sufficiently differentiated to meet their needs: progress map summary

This progress map summary includes key research findings from a C4EO knowledge review about the diverse needs of different groups of disabled children and their families, and whether services are meeting these needs. The summary includes challenge questions which can be used as tools for strategic leaders in assessing, delivering and monitoring the ways in which the needs of disabled children from differentiated groups are met.

Learning from past experience : a review of serious case reviews

This review, commissioned by the government, is the first of an ongoing series of national overview studies of Serious Case Reviews. Its aim was simple - to draw out the key findings of a sample of such case reviews, and their implications for policy and practice.

Evidence Based Practice and Policy Online Resource Training Center (EBPP)

The Evidence Based Practice and Policy (EBPP) Online Resource Training Center, is sponsored by the Willma and Albert Musher Program at the Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW).

The online center’s broad goal is to promote evidence based practice and policy in social work. It provides training materials, publications, and other resources to aid practitioners from a variety of helping professions in the process of formulating sound professional judgments that necessarily precede, shape, and direct thoughtfully selected assessments and interventions.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) is one of the European Union’s decentralised agencies. Established in 1993 and based in Lisbon, it is the central source of comprehensive information on drugs and drug addiction in Europe.