anti-social behaviour

Breaking through: healthy living centres, removing barriers to wellbeing

Series of articles describing the work of healthy living centres (HLCs) in Scotland and discussing how they can help communities change and grow and bring local people together to participate in new activities and opportunities.

Scottish housing digest: housing policy at your fingertips

Report providing a broad overview of major developments in housing and related policy areas in Scotland and across the rest of the UK.

Dying to belong: an in-depth review of street gangs in Britain

This report presents an overview of the landscape of gangs and gang culture in Britain. It attempts to analyse the nature and scale of gang culture in Britain; who is involved and what they are involved in; how Britain has reached this point; and what society can do to tackle it. The report also aims to formulate a clear unifying definition of a gang, distinguishing it from the everyday activity of young people on the street.

Young people, crime and public perceptions: a review of the literature

This research report addresses the perceptions of youth crime portrayed by the media and held by the public at large. It attempts to answer questions such as; has there been a change in levels of youth crime in recent years?; what is the current public perception of youth crime?; where perceptions of crime differ greatly from the reality, what are the underlying reasons for this? It seeks answers from the literature and self-report surveys, in particular, the British Crime Survey (BCS).

Safer school partnerships

The document provides guidance on mainstreaming to enable local multi-agency partnerships to benefit from this way of working.

It provides them with a route map, allowing them to determine the appropriate level of response in given circumstances to meet the needs of local partners and neighbourhoods.

Seen and heard : reclaiming the public realm with children and young people

Report which uses six case studies to illustrate the everyday experiences of children in public places in England. It argues we need to change the way we think about the built environment so that different generations are not segregated. It also makes a series of recommendations for ensuring public spaces are welcoming for all.

Review of use of mediation services by local authorities and housing associations

Report of a study commissioned by Defra which looked into the use of mediation services in the UK by local authorities and housing associations to deal with the issue of neighbourhood noise.

The study was conducted to inform a neighbourhood noise strategy for England being developed by Defra.

Manifesto for change

Document from Victim Support in Scotland calling on the Scottish Parliament to continue its commitment to the Scottish Strategy for Victims and its key objectives of providing emotional and practical support, information and greater participation for victims. Specific actions it calls for include establishing a Victims Fund and appointing a Victims Commissioner.

Families in Britain : the impact of changing family structures and what the public think

Report tracing the changing nature of the family and what that means for parents, children and society with a view to stimulating debate on family policy. It explores the changing face of families in Britain and the impact of these changes on society, public opinion and the role of government. It also highlights the opportunities for policymakers created by the changing demographic, social and attitudinal terrain.

Childrens' Hearings: the 1997 Kilbrandon child care lecture

This resource is the third in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. This lecture discusses justice, children and the hearings system.