young people

Beyond homelessness. Developing positive social networks: research into the application and effects of a networks approach in tackling homelessness

The final report of a research rpoject which explored the impact that social networks (the formal and informal relationships we have) have in helping people who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness, to ensure lasting routes out of homelessness and secure tenancies. It worked with housing support providers and those in receipt of support to understand which services have a lasting impact on routes out of homelessness and how these services promote a networks approach.

New technologies, young people and offending behaviour : fact sheet 11

This fact sheet 9 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about New Technologies, Young People and Offending Behaviour.

Supporting young people's health and wellbeing. A summary of Scottish Government policy

This document has been prepared for the Youth Health Improvement and Health Inequalities Strategic Leads Group. It sets out the key government policies that aim to support young people’s health and wellbeing. It is a broad overview and does not attempt to describe every policy or initiative that will have an impact on the health of young people in Scotland.

Reach: a new model of intervention for children before, during and after they run away

Documents the Reach model which has been developed by Railway Children to provide services for young people before, during and after episodes of running away. The concept of the Reach model was developed from previous research funded by Railway Children that evidenced a lack of support for young people who run away from home or care.

Young people with learning and communication difficulties and youth justice - Fact sheet 5

Factsheet that discussses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.

Realist Evaluation

What is it? Realist Evaluation provides ongoing information on “what works, for whom, and under which circumstances” thereby allowing for constant and consistent review and potential adaptation of a particular programme or intervention. As well as providing a platform for evidenced based practice, Realist Evaluation can substantially contribute to economic evaluation in the social welfare field, as outcome information and data can demonstrate the ongoing value of initiatives, and show the compensating decreases they are making in other public service expenditure.

Attending a children's hearing - Fact sheet 4

Guidance on attending a children's hearing regarding young people at risk of secure accommodation.

Young Digital

Web resource for anyone with an interest in using digital media for research, consultation or participation activities with children and young people.

It contains information and advice about:

  • the technical aspects of using digital media in research with children
  • some of the methods that are available
  • ethical issues and how to deal with them
  • analysis and dissemination with digital media
  • involving young people as co-producers.

No place to call home: the social impacts of housing undersupply on young people

Report that explores the social impacts of the undersupply of housing on young people. Through quantitative and qualitative research, it was found that, although it is still a strong aspiration – with 88 per cent of young people aged 18–30 wanting to own their own home in 10 years’ time – homeownership is thought to be unattainable for a majority. Fifty-one per cent of those currently renting thought that they would not be able to own in the next 10 years.