challenging behaviour

National study which is the latest in the series of Behaviour in Scottish Schools research projects and builds on previous research carried out in 2009 and 2006.

It was commissioned by the Scottish Government Education Analytical Services, on behalf of the Learning Directorate Support and Wellbeing Unit. The overall aim of the research was to provide a clear and robust picture of behaviour in publicly funded mainstream schools and of current policy and practice in relation to managing behaviour.

One of a series of research reviews focussing on priorities identified through the Action Plan that supports the Executive’s response to the Bamford Review Recommendations.

The Bamford Action Plan (2009-2011) drives much-needed change in how people affected by mental health or intellectual disabilities are cared for.

An update to Family Lives' October 2010 report, exploring an issue that has been a growing trend on helpline over the past few years: family’s experience of aggression in children. This report seeks once again to highlight this under-reported issue, adding new statistics.

This guide is based on a research project at the University of Edinburgh which involved reviews of research on user engagement in social work. There were seminars with around 70 professionals from six Scottish local authority social work departments and practitioner-led research projects in each of these local authorities. The report was published by the University of Edinburgh Social Work department in 2009.

Survey which examines the use of nurture groups and related provision in a small sample of 29 infant, first and primary schools.

Nurture groups are small, structured teaching groups for pupils showing signs of behavioural, social or emotional difficulties, particularly those who are experiencing disruption or distress outside of school.

The survey considers what makes nurture group provision successful and evaluates the impact on the pupils and their families.

Briefing for family carers supporting a child with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

Briefing for family carers supporting a teenager or young adult with severe learning disabilities and behaviour described as challenging, who is approaching transition to adult services. It will help people understand what to expect from local services.

This paper examines the links between early conduct problems and subsequent offending. It makes the case for greatly increased investment in evidence-based programmes to reduce the prevalence and severity of conduct problems in childhood.

This literature review examines the evidence relating to people with dementia living in extra care housing, commissioned by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium (HDRC) in November 2008. Key aims were to identify recent literature with a focus on evidence relating to the following: design and use of the built environment; facilities, furnishings and equipment; care, support and therapeutic services; organisation and management; outcomes in relation to health, wellbeing, policy and cost.