evaluation

Evaluation of the Young Children's Voices Network pilot project (2006-2008)

Report of an evaluation of the Young Children’s Voices Network (YCVN), a project, begun in 2006, which focuses on participation in the early years. The purpose of the evaluation was to analyse the nature of YCVNs and discover what has helped and hampered local authorities in developing both their network and a culture of listening.

Healthy weight, healthy lives : a toolkit for developing local strategies

Toolkit designed to assist those working at local level to plan, coordinate and implement strategies to prevent and manage overweight and obesity. It concentrates primarily on multi-sector partnership approaches.

Implementation of the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme in Scotland: process evaluation (Towards effective practice, paper 6)

Report charting the progress and findings of the evaluation of the Community Sex Offender Groupwork Programme as it is being rolled out in Scotland. Data from all six pilot areas are included as well as three areas which have more recently started the programme.

Healthy weight, healthy lives : a cross-government research and surveillance plan for England

Document giving details of a UK Government plan for the development of additional research into and surveillance of obesity, overweight and their determinants in England.

The neglected majority : developing intermediate mental health care in primary care

Report demonstrating how intermediate care services for people with common mental health problems who have greater support needs than primary care can satisfactorily meet can be developed. It shows how to assess the need for such a service, plan and set up a team and evaluate the impact of intermediate care.

LEAP framework

Learning object which introduces the LEAP (Learning, Evaluation and Planning) planning and evaluation framework, facilitates understanding of the principles which underpin the framework and demonstrates its application in practice.

Running - Other Choices refuge evaluation : University of Stirling evaluation for the Aberlour Child Care Trust

Report scrutinising Running - Other Choices, a service assisting children and young people who have run away, or been forced to leave home, and looking in particular at the development and operation of a residential refuge as part of this service.

Evaluation of the Aberlour Dundee outreach service : final report

Report of an evaluation of an outreach service which aimed to assess the effectiveness of the service, describe the particular approach being used and pinpoint ways in which the findings can be applied to other services working with children and families affected by substance use.

Going the extra mile: an evaluation of a residential unit for younger children provided by Aberlour Sycamore Service (full report)

Study detailing the philosophy and practice of a residential unit, underlining the importance of relationships, teamwork and a clearly articulated philosophy of care and highlighting the way the unit integrates with foster, education and therapeutic services.

Academic evaluation of the Care Commission Regulatory Support Assessment (RSA) tool

Report of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the RSA, a tool to aid Care Commission officers in planning and carrying out their inspection programme by identifying issues and developments which will highlight the required time allotment and intensity of inspection.