research report

From September to November 2009, the South West Grid for Learning undertook research in partnership with the Centre for Security, Communications and Networks Research, University of Plymouth, to better understand the ways young people from 11 to 18 use mobile and Internet technology to share files among friends. In particular the research focused upon the practice of “sexting” – the sharing of explicit images electronically.

Report assessing the causes and impact of fear and anxiety on society and the population at large and urging action by government and institutions to reduce levels of anxiety.

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This is the second of a two part review of legal support for patients under the Mental Health Act. The first part of the review looked at the role of the solicitor in the representation of patients detained under the existing Mental Health Act 1983. This second part looks at the implications of the proposed new Mental Health Act on legal support of the patient. This resource appeared in the Mind publication 'Diverse Minds' magazine.

This report describes the findings and conclusions of an inter-disciplinary review of social work and health services in Scotland to support vulnerable families with young children aged 0-3 years. It also takes account of other important services such as early education and childcare, housing, health services for adults and Children’s Hearings.

Report presenting a comprehensive picture of the European situation on illicit drugs and medicines in relation to driving and summarising the studies which have been published on the subject since 1999.

Set of three separate papers looking at the development and delivery of personalised services and approaches. The first paper considers what personalisation is and what areas need to be aligned to bring about real user engagement, flexibility and improved outcomes.

The second discusses the role of commissioning in transforming services to meet future needs and the third examines commissioning in greater detail and identifies the issues which arise at an operational level and which might need to be addressed.

In July 2008 the Scottish Government commissioned Scott Moncrieff to review the data security procedures within eight research contractors who had regularly been commissioned to carry out social research on behalf of the Scottish Government.

One year ago the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first drugs strategy since devolution. Central to the strategy was a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. The action set out in the strategy reflects that tackling drug use requires action across a broad range of areas. This progress report takes the same approach.

Report setting out the findings of an evaluation of the Crannog service in Dumfries and Galloway whose object is to provide support to young people who are either often excluded from school or at risk of exclusion.

Report of an evaluation of the Camelon, Larbert and Grangemouth Support to Parents (CLASP) Project which set out to discover any potential weaknesses in the service and make recommendations for improvement.