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Realist Evaluation

What is it? Realist Evaluation provides ongoing information on “what works, for whom, and under which circumstances” thereby allowing for constant and consistent review and potential adaptation of a particular programme or intervention. As well as providing a platform for evidenced based practice, Realist Evaluation can substantially contribute to economic evaluation in the social welfare field, as outcome information and data can demonstrate the ongoing value of initiatives, and show the compensating decreases they are making in other public service expenditure.

Midlothian Sure Start: An Overview

Midlothian Sure Start, established in 2001, is a voluntary organisation with an aim to give very young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start. A range of services are provided through six centres and on an outreach basis within the semi-rural community. This resources provides an overview of the work of the organisation and includes several case studies and details of an evaluation carried out in 2004.

Scottish fuel poverty forum: review of the Scottish Government's fuel poverty strategy

Interim report by the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum to the Cabinet Secretary Infrastructure and Capital Investment. A further report will be produced by the Forum in Autumn 2012.

Community Care Outcomes Framework: review of the framework 2006-2011

In December 2008, following two years of gestation, the Scottish Government issued a set of national outcomes for Community Care – or the Community Care Outcomes Framework (CCOF). After three years of local work implementing the Framework it was agreed that a review would be conducted in 2011 to re-examine it and test whether it was still fit for purpose. The review was carried out by the and the

Accessible guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines produced to aid good support planning, based on work done in the Borders.

Guidelines for person centred support planning

Guidelines that are intended to be useful to people with learning difficulties and staff supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

How to assist staff in identifying children at risk of abuse or neglect : training for protection : training activity template

This training activity consists of 20 case scenarios and staff are asked to identify whether or not each scenario constitutes abuse of neglect. They are also asked to consider the needs of children at each developmental stage. These exercises can be done individually initially but require group discussion to explore issues effectively.

Training for change

SCLD's catalogue of training courses.

STRADA Pre-Course Reading Worksheet

This worksheet has been designed to help participants gain the most benefit from the pre-course reading prior to attending a STRADA course. Your views on the pre-course reading and responses to these questions will be discussed as part of your participation on the course.