briefing paper

This paper aims to identify an effective way of feeding findings from research on child abuse commissioned by the Department of Health (1995) into child protection practice.

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An introduction gives the history of how in most European countries for many decades large institutions dominated provision for people with severe and chronic disabilities, including those with mental health problems, and how this changed. Trends in the balance of care, changes in provision, and policies to develop community care and the allocation of resources are described, challenges listed and opportunities outlined, ending with a conclusion that research on progress in this area in Europe has been limited.

Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.

Research briefing paper looking at the effects on children and young people of domestic violence between those adults who hold or have held a parental role towards them.

Podcast of a talk by Jess Alexander (SSSC) and Iain Mcleod (Glasgow University) given at "Widening participation in social work education - taking stock and looking forward", University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, 30/09/2009.

Briefing that examines the implications of the personalisation agenda for people with autistic spectrum conditions.

Briefing summarising the key findings of a study of the First Step Trust (FST), a rehabilitation project within Broadmoor Hospital which prepares patients for employment after discharge. The study explored patients and clinicians experiences of FST and looked at how it contributes to successful discharge via the medium secure system.