Paper that makes the case that prevention science provides a framework for ensuring that prevention initiatives are founded on robust evidence and implemented in a way that will allow progressive growth in knowledge of 'what works' in prevention.
It examines some of the opportunities and challenges in a shift to an evidence-based prevention agenda to improve the lives of children and young people.
Briefing paper that provides a framework for early intervention for professionals taking crucial commissioning and funding decisions at the local authority level. It distils key common threads from the plethora of recent reports on the pressing need for this approach. Most significantly, it addresses emerging misconceptions about how an authority- or borough-wide early intervention strategy should be delivered and, in particular, challenges an overly ‘programmatic’ approach.
Review aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the key characteristics of ‘what works’ in terms of early interventions to prevent or reduce youth crime or anti-social behaviour.
By drawing on evidence from the international literature, primarily the US where the evidence base is especially strong, it provides a critical evaluation of youth crime interventions in England, where the scientific evidence is less robust.
Video recordings produced as a result of joint work by IRISS and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) on the topic of recent crime and justice research.
The videos offer short 'research soundbites' based on recent or forthcoming research, and a series of crime and justice discussion recordings which capture academics, policy makers and practitioners talking about key issues around crime and justice in Scotland.
This paper seeks to identify ‘10 high impact changes’ with regards to prevention in older people’s services. Such an approach builds on the work of the NHS Institute, who have published a series of guides on high impact changes in a range of areas including service improvement and delivery (NHSI,2004) and nursing and midwifery (NHSI, 2009).
In many ways, it is also more of a discussion paper, which reviews the emerging evidence, but which is very conscious of the limited nature of the evidence.
A practice guide executive summary to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
A practice guide to the challenges and opportunities in supporting children, families and communities through early intervention, based on effective local, national and international practice.
This report is part of a series by Action for Children on the overriding importance of intervening as early as possible to support the most vulnerable children and their families. The deprivation these families experience is deeper and more complex than poverty alone, and the belief at the heart of this work is therefore that fiscal help alone will not stop their problems from being passed on through the generations.
This short paper briefly summarises the case for the development of a new paradigm for social work with offenders drawn from reviews of 'desistance' research that is, from studies that explore the processes by which offenders stop offending.
The suite of downloadable prevention package resources from the Department of Health, was designed to support PCTs, SHAs and Local Authorities in prioritising and effectively commissioning services that support the health, well-being and independence of older people. Each resource may be read as a stand-alone document or as part of the series.