briefing paper

A SCIE briefing provides up-to-date information on a particular topic. The topic of this briefing is the health and well-being of young carers. There is no standard definition of the term “young carer”.

This briefing paper looks at effective communication with service users to improve health and social care services provision to black and minority ethnic communities.

Briefing paper summarising research into the experiences with mental health services of BME families where one or both parents have mental health problems and whose children are under 18.

Information about the Children's Hearings system in Scotland, which takes most of the responsibility for dealing with children and young people under 16, and in some cases under 18, who commit offences or who are in need of care and protection.

Briefing paper discussing the subjects of current literature and theory on racially motivated and hate crimes, the legal response to crimes of race and hate and community responses to racially motivated crime and the implications for Scottish social policy.

Working paper offering a review of research findings on the subject of referrals and working relationships between Jobcentre Plus and other organisations helping people with health problems and disabilities.

Paper summarising the policy literature and research concerning why older people living at home may deliberately or unintentionally fail to take all of their prescribed medication when they need to and what measures may be effective in helping them comply with the prescribed doses.

Briefing paper intended to inform housing professionals of the key priorities and emerging challenges confronting housing, health and care services in Scotland.

This briefing focuses on fathers’ experiences of their child’s disability, impairment or chronic illness, and their resulting needs. Fathers of disabled children experience many of the same needs and concerns as mothers, but they do also have particular issues and needs. Fathers of disabled children are fathers first, and fathers of a disabled child second.

Research briefing paper concentrating on issues relating to the identification of and interventions for people over 60 years who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind).