information and communications technology

Report assessing the threats and opportunities technology holds for universities. It argues that technology is making universities just one source among many of knowledge and ideas but that, through their institutional capital, universities can also harness technology to offer more flexible provision and open up more avenues into higher education.

From September to November 2009, the South West Grid for Learning undertook research in partnership with the Centre for Security, Communications and Networks Research, University of Plymouth, to better understand the ways young people from 11 to 18 use mobile and Internet technology to share files among friends. In particular the research focused upon the practice of “sexting” – the sharing of explicit images electronically.

In July 2008 the Scottish Government commissioned Scott Moncrieff to review the data security procedures within eight research contractors who had regularly been commissioned to carry out social research on behalf of the Scottish Government.

This report provides an overview of media literacy among adults aged 60 and over in the UK. The aim of the report is to support people working in this area to develop and promote media literacy among this group.

Paper setting out the potential shape of mental health services in England in 2015. Among other ambitions, it sees services as more accessible, equal, more supportive of carers, producing better care planning, offering individual budgets and investing in service user groups.

This report documents key findings from analysis of stakeholder feedback and responses to 'Delivering digital inclusion: an action plan for consultation'. It explores what stakeholders perceive to be the core factors shaping successful delivery of the digital inclusion agenda: citizen focus not technology focus; strong leadership; national approach, local delivery; benchmarking, timeframes and measurable outcomes; sustainable, long term funding and planning.

DH Care Networks have been developed to facilitate the implementation of policy and offer specialist support around service transformation, integration and whole system reform, housing with care, assistive technology and partnership working. Networks currently on the site are: Integration, Personalisation, Prevention, Independent Living Choices, Dignity in Care, Commissioning, Dementia, Care Services Efficiency Delivery (CSED), Common Assessment Framework (CAF) for Adults, and Personal Health Budget Network. Each network contains a range of useful resources and tools.

This white paper aims at providing a set of recommendations for raising awareness of parents to enhance the safety of children using virtual world sites.

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

A collection of images suitable for use in social work training. These images have Creative Commons licences and may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.