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Social Work Resources, South Lanarkshire Council prepared this report with an overall aim of reviewing literature that could inform whether and in what ways a formal coaching approach could add value in consolidating Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW).
The main purpose this briefing was to detail the evidence that could support the South Lanarkshire Social Work Resources Learning and Development Team develop a programme of induction that will facilitate the professional development and consolidation of good practice in newly qualified workers.

This short guide focuses on families with young children in rural areas and the implications for children’s centre commissioning and delivery at a time of change and new directions. It is of relevance to all of those playing a part in the commissioning of children’s services – whether local authorities or primary care trusts; private or voluntary sector providers; and those leading and delivering services on the ground.

The shortage of affordable housing means that young people face major constraints in their housing choices. This puts increasing pressure on them to get their first move into the housing market right or risk losing out altogether. With many young people still aspiring to own a home, what are their experiences of moving through the housing system? What changes would they like to see?

This paper identifies seven key drivers likely to influence the housing options of young people in the next ten years, collates and presents key data relevant to the housing options of young people, and lays foundations for the next stage of research, which will develop scenarios of the housing circumstances of young people in 2020.

The mental health of veterans of the armed forces and its link to offending has been a subject of considerable concern in recent years. This paper reviews the available evidence and suggests ways of tackling the issues that emerge.

This report is intended to inform the negotiations between service commissioners, clinicians and general managers of psychiatric services for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities and their families. It aims to give an overview of the ways in which a service might be provided and the elements for a standard specification that might be adapted for local need.

This review adopts a ‘capability-based’ approach to equality, analysing older people with high support needs from different equality groups and highlighting relevant debates associated to equality and diversity.

Drawing on a range of reports, statistics and conversations with 13 experts, it presents: the equality profile of older people with high support needs; equality and diversity issues in accessing and experiencing services; the gaps in the evidence base; and a summary of the key debates and recommendations to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

This paper examines features of the UK private rented sector, investigates the impact of extending security of tenure and introducing second generation rent controls, assesses the potential for the private rented sector to provide an alternative to home-ownership for households who are priced out of home-ownership, or for whom risks are too high.