education

Higher and further education students' income, expenditure and debt in Scotland 2007-08

This report presents findings from the second study of the income, expenditure and debt of students studying higher education (HE) and further education (FE) in Scotland in 2007-08.

The advice needs of young people - the evidence : key research evidence on young people's needs for advice on social welfare issues

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

Mapping Sure Start Scotland

This summary report maps the development of services funded through Sure Start Scotland based on information provided by local authorities. The mapping exercise was carried out by a team at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) commissioned by the Scottish Executive.

No time to lose : a manifesto for children and young people looked after away from home

Document produced jointly by a number of children's organisations making a series of recommendations for the improvement of children's services throughout Scotland.

Women's Aid education toolkit - Expect respect

Toolkit based on themes which have been found to be effective in combating domestic abuse. It is made up of one easy to use 'core' lesson which teachers or other professionals working with children can use for each year group from reception to year 13.

The Internet Grammar of English

The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university undergraduates, though it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. IGE does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar. It provides information on a range of topics including word classes, clauses and sentences, forms and functions and offers a list of interactive exercises.

Educational provision for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas

This paper highlights the key education-related findings of a one-year research project commissioned by the Countryside Agency and Save the Children exploring service provision for children who experience domestic violence in rural areas in England. The project involved in-depth interviews with children, young people and a small sample of parents, as well as service providers in the education, health, social services, refuge, housing and criminal justice sectors.

Starting over : young refugees talk about life in Britain

Report of research which assessed ways in which voluntary organisations can work better with young refugees to further their self-development and improve their skills. The report aims to help voluntary organisations formulate a policy approach for young refugees.

'Looking beyond the label' : public attitudes towards young people in care

Report summarising the results of a survey of 1003 adults across the UK on their attitudes to young people in care. The findings demonstrate the potential for community support in challenging myths which might hamper young care leavers in their efforts to move forward with their lives.

Looked after children, young people and care leavers: examples of good practice under Section 30 Children (Scotland) Act 1995

This report provides examples of practice from all 32 Scottish local authorities which show their aspirations for their looked after children and young people and care leavers. It also demonstrates their intentions to support these young people in a variety of ways, through their chosen pathway, to becoming successful, contributing members of society.