research report

Identifying and quantifying the outcomes of community learning and development: development and testing of a research instrument - full report

Report describing and discussing a research project whose purpose was to develop and trial an instrument which could determine whether it is possible to identify and quantify retrospectively the outcomes of community learning and development for individuals and communities in Scotland.

Evaluation of the working for families fund (2004-2008)

This report summarises the final evaluation report of the Working for Families Fund (WFF) programme from 2004-08. It was carried out by the Employment Research Institute, Napier University, Edinburgh, for the Scottish Government over this period.

Over the four years the budget for WFF was £50 million, a total of 25,508 clients were registered, 53% of all clients (13,594) achieved 'hard' outcomes, such as employment, and a further 13% (3,283) achieved other significant outcomes.

Services for disabled children: questionnaire testing

This report outlines the results of one stage of a larger project being carried out by NatCen on behalf of the DCSF and the Department of Health (DH). The overall aim of the project is to develop a questionnaire and survey design to measure parents’ experience of services for their disabled children.

The survey data would feed into a performance indicator to measure the core offer (information, transparency, assessment, participation and feedback) as well as the general experience of families with disabled children.

The sexual health and wellbeing of vulnerable groups in Scotland : a scoping review of research literature

Report presenting the findings of a scoping study which reviewed completed and current research, and research gaps, relating to the sexual well-being of defined vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups in Scotland. The review was intended to facilitate the identification of priorities for future sexual health research in Scotland.