Evidence-Informed Practice

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

Multi-Agency Resource Service

Website resource that aims to support professionals and agencies working in child protection by developing communities of expertise and sharing practice knowledge across Scotland. Initially funded by Scottish Government, it aims to facilitate access to child care and protection expertise to help agencies deal with issues of neglect and abuse.

Agencies, councils or organisations can approach the MARS for help with specific cases or situations where a child death has occurred or there is concern about possible or substantiated injury or abuse.

Mental Health Foundation: publications

Website resource that offers a range of publications on the topic of mental health, including reports, briefings and information booklets. Publications can be searched by keyword, publication title or by browsing an A-Z title list.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: publications

Website resource with links to an A-Z list of Joseph Rowntree Foundation publications. Resources range from education, training and employment, housing and communities and social problems, to health and care, involvement and engagement, and arts, culture and technology.

EPPI-Centre: evidence library

Provides systematic reviews of research evidence across a range of different topic areas and provides support for others who are undertaking systematic reviews or using research evidence. A large number of systematic reviews in the fields of education including initial teacher education (ITE), health promotion and public health are available.

Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services: resources

Contains links to online tools that can be used to support work on all C4EO themes, as well as key online publications from C4EO partners and other organisations, publications such as research reviews and scoping studies, and progress maps.

What works: youth justice

Video interviews with Fergus McNeill at one of the "What Works" workshops series at the Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh, 5th February 2010.

What works: youth justice

Part of the IRISS What Works: Putting Research Into Practice workshops, this podcast details a talk by Professor Fergus McNeill on the range of practices and procedures for dealing with young people involved, or at risk of being involved, in offending. The event was held on Friday, 5th February 2010.

Managing contact for children outside of parental care

Podcast of a talk by Robin Sen from the Glasgow School of Social Work on the subject of managing contact for children outside of parental care, and the challenges and possibilities involved.

What works: putting research into practice - mental health and employment

This video is taken from the What Works: Putting Research into Practice conference held in Edinburgh, Surgeons Hall on the 17th March 2010. It shows the interview of Miles Rinaldi on how inter-agency co-operation is crucial to the successful vocational rehabilitation of those with mental health problems.

Young people, and gun and knife crime: a review of the evidence

This is the outcome of an extensive review of evidence about the effectiveness of interventions designed to tackle children and young people's involvement in gun and knife crime. It discusses predicting who is most likely to be involved in violent crime, the impact of where children and young people live on their involvement, how young people's relationships, perceptions and choices affect involvement, anti-gun and anti-knife interventions, and youth offending and youth violence research, ending with conclusions.