executive summary

Summary of a research programme which looked into the attitudes and aspirations of young people on the margins of mainstream society. The research aimed to help policy makers and services respond better to the needs of disadvantaged young people.

The Countryside Agency commissioned Save the Children to manage this research, which took place in 2002. It aims to explore the nature and extent of domestic violence support provision for children and young people living in rural areas in England, to identify examples of good practice, and to highlight implications for policy, practice and improvements in the provision of domestic violence services. It responds to an identifiable research and policy vacuum relating to domestic violence services for children and young people living in rural areas.

This report collates information relating to telecare/telehealthcare developments led by Local Partnerships, providing a summary of currently available services and planned activity. The information reflects development during the first three years of activity, up to September 2009. 31 of the 32 partnerships have voluntarily taken part in this exercise, providing a comprehensive picture of services available across Scotland.

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and recommendations for improvements.

Document summarising the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and recommendations for improvements.

This note summarises the results of a project to explore the discrepancies in non-decent social sector dwelling estimates reported in a national survey and local statistical returns.

The sources have been used to assess progress in making homes decent as part of the decent homes programmes and the government commitment to service delivery through former public service agreement 7. Contents include: main findings of the reconciliation protect; monitoring progress according to PSA7; data splices for PSA 7; national survey and landlord decent homes statistics.

Summary of the assessment of the Search Institute's framework of Developmental Assets carried out in selected Scottish schools using the survey instrument Search Institute Profiles of Student Life : Attitudes and Behaviors.

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is a longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish. Its aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties. Focusing initially on a cohort of 5,217 children aged 0-1 years old and a cohort of 2,859 children aged 2-3 years old, the first wave of fieldwork began in April 2005.