evidence summary

Transforming rehabilitation: a summary of evidence on reducing reoffending

Summary that provides an overview of key evidence relating to reducing the reoffending of adult offenders. It has been produced to support the work of policy makers, practitioners and other partners involved in offender management and related service provision. 

Understanding suicide and self-harm amongst children in care and care leavers (IRISS Insights, No. 21)

Self-harm and suicide are complex issues which arouse difficult and distressing emotions both within people who hurt themselves and those who love and care for them. When children hurt or try to kill themselves, adults responsible for them often feel confused, powerless and overwhelmed.

Evidence for the frontline

Paper that explores what can be drawn from the advances in a range of fields to mobilise research knowledge more effectively across social policy and practice.

Evaluating integrated and community based care: how do we know what works?

Paper that outlines the main community-based interventions that the Trust has evaluated and their impact, and identifies nine points that may help those designing, implementing and evaluating such interventions in future.

The paper could provide useful learning for the new health and social care integration ‘pioneer’ sites that will be appointed by the Department of Health by September 2013 (Department of Health, 2013).

Advocacy: Models and effectiveness (IRISS Insights, No. 20)

This Insight draws on evidence in relation to advocacy with both children and adults and on literature from the fields of health and social care. It outlines the key elements of the most prevalent models of advocacy and identifies good practice, as well as the limitations of advocacy models.  The Insight will provide an overview of the evidence base of what works in relation to advocacy provision.

Scottish Government equality outcomes: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) evidence review

Paper that is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities.

Scottish Government equality outcomes: age evidence review

Paper that is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities. 

Scottish Government equality outcomes: pregnancy and maternity evidence review

Paper that is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities.

Scottish Government equality outcomes: disability evidence review

Paper is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities.

Evidence scope: models of adolescent care provision

Review that examines the evidence on models of adolescent care provision beyond the residential children’s home model. A 2012 report by the Education Select Committee found that the child protection system does not meet the needs of older children and recommended an urgent review of the support offered to this group (House of Commons Education Committee, 2012).