Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research.
Summary of a literature review undertaken to establish the context for practitioner research and its impact on practice through identifying practitioner research carried out in a social services context. The review formed part of an evaluation into the initiative taken by Children 1st and the Glasgow School of Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme. The evaluation was commissioned by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) with funding from the Scottish Government's Changing Lives Fund.
Paper that presents a summary the main findings of a review of literature to identify definitions of resilience and the factors which increase resilience in survivors of institutional child abuse.
Literature review that aims to address a gap in our knowledge base around what the public think and feel about the justice system and why, and what consequences this has for the system itself.
One of a series of evidence summaries to support evidence-informed practice in social services in Scotland.
This Insight provides an overview of the research evidence on effective strengths based approaches for working with individuals and presents selected illustrative examples.
This good practice guide is based on research conducted in 2008 to explore the extent of service user and carer involvement in the higher and further education sectors in west and southeast Scotland.
Report that provides an overview of statistics, from the MCS and other, comparable, data sources, about the attitudes, experiences and challenges faced by new parents in each of the four countries of the UK.
This is a series of briefing papers produced to help local authorities, providers and families work together to improve the range and quality of short breaks for disabled children.
The evaluation involved a literature review to consider the co-production approach in more depth and understand how it is applied in other sectors. This showed that coproduction is best described by its underlying principles and values rather than by a precise definition. The term refers to the empowerment of service users and frontline staff to achieve an agreed outcome or service, usually, but not always, within a social care context. Services are developed ‘with’ and ‘by’ people rather than ‘for’ them, and the engagement should be from beginning to end of the process.
Developing research methods is central to the EPPI-Centre’s work. The EPPI-Centre's Methods for Synthesis (MRS) programme is one of five nodes of the ESCR’s National Centre for Research methods (NCRM). The MRS programme develops methodology in research synthesis and builds capacity by offering training and support. This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library. The Knowledge Pages facility enables users to search for the key messages within specific subject areas to which EPPI-Centre reviews have contributed.