media

Report of a study undertaken to explore the role of national, local and community media in reflecting and influencing public perceptions of poverty and welfare. Among the study's aims was to compare representations of poverty across different UK media, pinpoint examples of effective practice in communicating poverty issues to the public and highlight transferable lessons from these.

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how the Yorkshire Ripper's crimes affected the 25 children he left motherless. Almost 30 years ago, a young woman went missing in the early hours of the morning. When they found her body, only yards away from the house where her four young children had been sleeping, the police were yet to realise they had a serial killer in their midst. Wilma McCann was the first victim of Peter Sutcliffe who became known as the Yorkshire Ripper.

IRISS Podcast - Interview with Professor Ian Shaw at the University of York. Ian is currently evaluating the initiative taken by Children 1st and the Glasgow School of Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme.

This paper comprises a literature review outlining the current issues and debates relating to informed consent in social research. Focuses primarily on consent in relation to qualitative research comprising ‘traditional’ methods of data collection, such as interviews and observation. It does not does not engage with the many complex ethical issues relating to research using visual methods and new digital technologies nor does it engage with the issues of consent in relation to quantitative research both of which, while important, are beyond the scope of this paper.

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Resource created for workers working with young people to help them make the most of contact with the media, local and national, when talking about their experiences in care.

Paper assessing the effectiveness of the teachers continuing professional development resource, Teachers' TV, in the context of how teachers learn and the barriers to teachers' learning.

Briefing paper intended as an introduction to personality disorder for those working in the criminal justice system. It dispels some of the myths and provides some factual information about this area.

Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.

Report of a qualitative study which aimed to deepen understanding of drinking behaviours and different drinking cultures in Scotland and make a contribution towards the further development of a Scottish strategy to reduce alcohol-related harm.

In early 2006, the Scottish Executive Justice Department commissioned a review of the available evidence on volatile substance abuse (VSA) among young people in Scotland, particularly, in relation to the prevalence and nature of VSA, successful prevention of VSA and effective communication of VSA information and messages.

This report details the findings of that review and makes recommendations for the way in which the review of evidence can be used to take forward the volatile substance abuse agenda in Scotland.