The report examines the relevance of systematic reviews to the endeavour to promote better knowledge for better services. It considers some philosophical as well as technical or methodological issues, and makes some recommendations as to how an organisation such as SCIE can best use the range of initiatives, including the Campbell Collaboration, that are happening worldwide.
This research report presents findings from a qualitative study specifically designed to explore the effects of benefit sanctions on lone parents' employment decisions and moves into employment. Forty lone parents who had been referred for a sanction following non-attendance at a Work Focused Interview (WFI) were interviewed in depth. Focus groups were also carried out with Jobcentre Plus staff.
This resource is a review of Interprofessional education for qualifying social work.
Document bringing together three examples of user involvement in systematic reviews with the purpose of informing the development of SCIE's systematic review guidelines.
Summary of practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.
Report of a practitioner research study looking at how far substance misusing parents changed their lifestyle on learning they were going to have a child.
This evaluation report summarises the responses to Ofsted’s consultation on the proposals for maintained school inspections from September 2009.
Paper looking at the challenges facing professionals in health and social care in dealing with service users with dual diagnosis, the co-existence of substance misuse and mental health problems.
This report uses data from the first four waves of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore health inequalities in the early years.
The measures explored include health outcomes and risk factors for poor health spanning the time from the early stages of pregnancy until just before the children’s fourth birthday.
Report making the case for life skills training taking a central role in the provision of support and services for people at risk of social exclusion if these services are to be properly effective. It discusses the correct definition of life skills and presents a case study of a project for homeless people which has incorporated life skills development into its services.