research report

This report summarises the results of the third and final sweep of a study to estimate the prevalence of ‘problem drug use’ (defined as use of opiates and/or crack cocaine) nationally (England only), regionally, and locally. An overview of national and Government Office Region estimates are presented in this report, as are comparisons with the estimates produced by the second (2005/06) sweep of the study.

Research findings which examine the use of childcare for both the baby and toddler cohorts of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) longitudinal research project, and how cost, type, mix of formal and informal provision, duration and childcare preferences vary according to parents’ socio-economic circumstances.

Differences in attitudes towards employment and childcare are also explored.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Tayside area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Glasgow area.

Report of a House of Commons inquiry into the detention of children in the UK immigration system. It looked at why children were detained, how long they were detained for and the conditions inside Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre, Bedfordshire. It concludes that improvements need to be made to the legal process, the processing of asylum claims and the treatment of detainees pending legal decisions.

Report presenting the findings of a survey of injecting equipment provision (IEP) to injecting drug users in Scotland. The survey's aims were to construct an up-to-date, accurate picture of services providing injecting equipment and provide evidence on which to base recommendations on establishing a system for regular collection of data on injecting equipment.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lanarkshire area.

Report of a review of the use of physical restraint on young people in custody conducted in the wake of the deaths of two young men in secure training centres in which restraint played a part and making recommendations on restraint procedures and practice.

Report providing an overview of the conditionality-based welfare systems in the United States, Australia, Germany, Sweden and Norway and comparing these with the UK system to see if they hold any lessons for the welfare system in the UK.

This is a report of an inquiry by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in June 2003. It examines how problem drug users with parental responsibilities harm their children's health and well being. It is estimated that there are more than 250,000 children affected in the United Kingdom. The inquiry considers what is presently being done and what could be done in the future to reduce the number of children in this situation.