briefing paper

Food banks have been criticised for tackling the symptoms of poverty rather than addressing the causes—but often they do more than supplying essential nutrition to those in crisis. Many are now aiming to offer all-round support to address the underlying problems that leave people unable to support themselves.

This paper provides an overview of foodbanks, food poverty and the role of food banks in society.

Briefing that has been prepared to reflect some of the ALLIANCE’s initial reflections and concerns in relation to the Bill, based on the series of discussions it had with members and partners to date.

This scoping study was commissioned to explore the potential use of action research and applied research to support evidence based practice, and improve public sector delivery. 

 

The Scottish Government introduced the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill in the Parliament on 20 June 2013. It includes provisions:

This paper is about the evidence base to support the development of strategic and operational approaches to achieving key community regeneration and tackling poverty outcomes.  

 

Briefing on the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.

Briefing on the Incredible Years (IY) Programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. This workforce includes those working in local authority, health and voluntary sectors and those commissioning services.

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. 

Paper that draws on the findings of an evaluation of a pilot project commissioned by Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG to support the development of productive relationships between the voluntary sector, the CCG and General Practitioners (GPs). 

The project was initiated at an early stage in the development of the CCG, four months prior to the new arrangements ‘going live’ in April 2013.

Briefings on the Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) public body.