Report examining the issue of crime in Scotland by looking at key indicators and the policies in place to deal with criminal behaviour, in particular focusing on policing, courts and sentencing to see what actions could be taken in those areas to achieve a long term fall in the crime rate.
Report presenting the results of an audit of current provision for children in residential care in Scotland and proposing a strategy for the development and supply of residential child care services to match the full range of needs of children and young people.
Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Tayside and making recommendations for improvements.
Report providing the results of an inspection of collaborative working arrangements between health and social work services for older people in Forth Valley and making recommendations for improvements.
Report of a research project which had two main aims, firstly to investigate how to increase the number of witnesses to drug overdose calling for help swiftly and, secondly, to find out what measures could be effective in preventing death from overdose while help is on the way.
Report based on evidence from a small-scale survey carried out between April and July 2009 in 35 maintained schools in England.
It evaluates the extent to which the schools taught pupils to adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies, and how they achieved this.
It also assesses the extent and quality of the training the schools provided for their staff. It responds to the report of the Byron Review, Safer children in a digital world.
Document that presents findings from a literature review conducted as part of a larger research study to examine the nature and effectiveness of current drug education practice in Scottish schools.
The research is being conducted to help identify what more needs to be done to promote effective school drug education in Scotland.
People who have a range of needs including homelessness and mental health and substance use problems, and are involved with the criminal justice system, often live at the margins of our society. This research aimed to examine this group’s abilities to access financial services, their financial management skills and the interplay between key life events, mental health and offending.
Report of a study which reviewed the use and appropriateness of available health behaviour change (HBC) resources on alcohol by various professionals within different settings. The aim was to review the evidence base for the link between topic areas to inform the development of future resources.
A report responding to the question: what is workforce planning? This report outlines a number of workforce planning tools developed for the Scottish social services sector. It is not intended to form an exhaustive list of tools but provides analysis of a range of approaches to workforce planning and an evaluation of these tools within the social services sector in the North of Scotland.