research report

Exploring reductions in smoking during pregnancy in Glasgow

Report presenting the findings of an analysis of official statistics on smoking during pregnancy for Scotland and Glasgow in particular. The findings revealed that reductions in smoking rates were not due to women giving up smoking but an increase in the percentage of women whose smoking status was recorded as 'not known'.

Parental involvement in middle childhood: can it protect children from harmful TV viewing habits and behavior?

Study examining the level of parental involvement in middle childhood and concluding that children in middle childhood are more likely to have behaviour problems if they watch more than three hours of TV a day and have low parental involvement.

Policies and practices for mental health in Europe

Most European countries have recognized mental health as a priority area in recent years. Neuropsychiatric disorders are the second leading cause of disability-adjusted lifeyears (DALYs) in the WHO European Region. The report offers overview of activities in areas such as mental health promotion, mental disorder prevention, preventing stigma, service provision, human rights and empowerment of service users and families and carers.

Not alone? : isolation and mental distress

Document reporting and discussing the results of a survey of mental health service users conducted to discover how isolated people with mental health problems felt, to determine the causes and triggers and how people overcome isolation.

How good is our school?

This revised edition of HM Inspectorate of Education's report How good is our school? replaces all previous versions.

Along with a revised edition of Child at the Centre, this document forms the third part of How good is our school? The Journey to Excellence.

The aim of this publication is to help schools to evaluate the quality of its education, based around a set of quality indicators.

Commissioning, delivery and perceptions of emergency accommodation for young runaways

Report focusing on the issue of emergency accommodation for young runaways and making recommendations intended to help local authorities and other relevant agencies design solutions which will better meet the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.

Effective diffusion and adoption of healthy working practices : a feasibility study

Report of a feasibility study which aimed to establish the parameters of a potential healthy working practices demonstration and research project and ensure that the research focused on answering the right questions.

Ending severe child poverty

This report asks what a focus on severe child poverty adds to our understanding of child poverty and what it may suggest in terms of future strategic approaches and policy solutions With the government committed to their goal of ending child poverty by 2020 there are concerns that policy has not reached those families in the most severe poverty.

Building a better Scotland: spending proposals 2003-2006 - what the money buys

In this report plans are set out for government investment in Scotland over the three year period 2003-2006. Proposals for public spending are made in Justice, Education, Health, Social Justice, Transport, Environment and Administration.

Higher aspirations, brighter futures : NRCCI commissioning report

Report making recommendations for the development of an agreement of expectations between local authorities and their providers in Scotland to ensure effective commissioning of services which lead to the best outcomes for children and young people.