This research project was commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland. The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit.
The Short Breaks Fund represents a substantial investment by the Scottish Government in the development of short breaks’ provision. Scottish Government, Shared Care Scotland and the National Carer Organisations group are keen to make sure that there is a legacy from this investment, not simply in the form of additional or new short break services, but through better knowledge about what works well in short break services, and about what carers and those they care for need and value.
This report evaluates the impact of funding on 58 projects and...
Follow-up evaluation that is built upon the initial evaluation of the self-directed support test sites which reported in September 2011.
This follow-on study sought to assess continued uptake in the test sites; to identify activities to further promote and increase awareness of self-directed support and identify system wide change within the test site local authorities.
Assessment which represents the most up-to-date understanding of the current level of threat posed by child sexual exploitation and abuse. It takes into account information received by CEOP from industry, the public and law enforcement. This engagement with partners allows for current threats to be outlined and for the identification of areas in need of greater understanding.
Assessment that examines the effect that welfare reforms introduced since 2010 has had on children’s right to a decent standard of living and the potential effects of proposed changes within the Welfare Reform Bill 2012.
Report which provides members with a comprehensive assessment of an independent review into the tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Declan Hainey.
The role and involvement of social work and health services in the case has been considered and progress is reported on the implementation of a range of actions arising from the review.
Report that presents the results of a special initiative designed to develop methods for preventing young people from becoming involved in racist violence. The Preventing Racist Violence Special Initiative consists of three projects undertaken in South and East London, and has been funded by the Trust for London. The initiative was launched in January 2007 and the projects have now been in operation for over four years.
This thematic assessment was undertaken with four principle objectives:
1. Assess the size and scale of ‘localised grooming’ in proportion to the overall known picture of sexual exploitation
of children under the age of 18 in the UK
2. Establish any patterns of offending profile or victim experience
3. Assess the effectiveness of processes which might help identify such offending or potential victims
4. Recommend action to be taken to reduce the risk in future, including any urgent action that becomes apparent.
Assessment primarily developed using Scottish data compiled by Skills for Care and Development, using a range of key data sources, including the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the Scottish Employers Skills Survey and the Care Commission‟s annual returns. A series of focus groups and strategic interviews was held during 2009/10 to ascertain the views of stakeholders on the current and future skills needs of the sector in Scotland.
In the Borders there are an estimated 1,306 children and young people affected by substance misuse within the family. The Borders Drug & Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) has, over recent years, become increasingly aware of concerns around the impact of parental drug and alcohol misuse on children and young people. Assessing this problem has been a very complex process, and due to the varying levels of awareness and activity between agencies, has been impossible to determine exact numbers of children and families affected in this way.