evidence summary

SCIE knowledge review 18: 'necessary stuff' : the social care needs of children with complex health care needs and their families

This knowledge review sets out to identify what is known about the social care needs of children with complex health care needs (CHCN) and their families, and about the services designed to meet those needs. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in December 2007.

SCIE knowledge review 15 : mtetezi : developing mental health advocacy with African and Caribbean men

This knowledge review looks at the significant gap in high quality and effective mental health advocacy in African and Caribbean men. Drawing on individual accounts the research raises questions about the services, advice and support services currently being provided and what is actually needed by this over-represented group in the mental health sector. Knowledge review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in June 2007.

SCIE knowledge review 13 : outcomes-focused services for older people

This knowledge review includes a review of research evidence on the outcomes valued by older people and a practice survey that aims to identify the factors that facilitate and inhibit achieving desired outcomes. It also contains a postal survey of localities and social services managers in England and Wales known to be interested in developing outcomes-focused approaches to older people's services; and in-depth studies in six localities. Knowledge review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in January 2007.

SCIE knowledge review 12 : teaching, learning and assessing communication skills with children and young people in social work education

This knowledge review is about identifying key findings about teaching, learning and assessing communication skills with children in social work education settings. Its main focus is to enable social work educators to apply these findings in the design and implementation of social work programmes. Knowledge review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in November 2006.

SCIE knowledge review 11: supporting disabled parents and parents with additional support needs

This knowledge review is about parents with physical and/or sensory impairments, learning difficulties, mental health problems, long-term illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, and drug or alcohol problems. Its main focus is on social care, but integral to this are the relationships between social care and health, housing and education. Knowledge review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in November 2006.

SCIE knowledge review 10: the learning, teaching and assessment of partnership work in social work education

This knowledge review is for people who teach social work (that is, academics, practice teachers and service users) and for researchers. It may also be of interest to students and social care workers. Report published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in June 2006.

SCIE knowledge review 09: learning and teaching in social work education: textbooks and frameworks on assessment

This review seeks to determine what social work students might learn about assessment from textbooks and frameworks. It aims to be a resource for social work educators in developing a curriculum and selecting textbooks. The knowledge review is for social work educators who are responsible for teaching assessment, especially those who are responsible for developing the curriculum and selecting textbooks. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in April 2005.

SCIE knowledge review 08 : teaching, learning and assessment of law in social work education

This knowledge review is for people who teach social work (that is, academics, practice teachers and service users) and for researchers. It may also be of interest to students and social care workers. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in April 2005.

SCIE knowledge review 01 : learning and teaching assessment skills in social work education

This knowledge review was conducted to identify good practice in the teaching and learning of assessment in social work qualifying courses to assist social work educators in developing teaching frameworks. However, a lack of evaluated teaching methods has made it difficult to recommend one or more approaches to teaching assessment skills. As a result, this review makes recommendations to guide the development of good practice in this aspect of the social work curriculum. Review published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in November 2003.

Attachment-informed practice with looked after children and young people (IRISS Insights, no.10)

One of a series of reports providing the social services workforce with brief, accessible and practice-oriented summaries of published evidence on key topics.

Developed through a process of rapid appraisal, Insights seek to highlight the practice implications of research evidence and answer the 'So what does this mean in practice?' question for each topic reviewed.