This is the first in a series of Evaluation Guides designed to support improvements in practice. Individuals and organisations are increasingly called upon to evaluate the services they provide for drug users. This is a sensible approach because good evaluation has the potential to improve drug services. It can help to identify what works, what needs to be improved and what is ineffective. However, evaluation needs to be useful, practical and realistic.
Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar, 5 June 2008. Professor Joan Orme discusses the importance of research in practice for social work development.
Guidance aimed at improving practice in the monitoring and evaluation of homelessness prevention activities in Scotland based on lessons learned from the eight Homelessness Prevention Innovation Projects (HPIF).
This is a practical guide to evaluating participation work in children's services. It covers evaluation planning; involving children and young people; ethics; methods; analysis; presenting findings; dissemination. There is an extensive list of further resources that cover the topics discussed in more depth, as well as details of several participation-related evaluation tools.
Report describing a wide range of UK Government funded projects supporting the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology which might increase the range of activities, independence or well-being of disabled people.
The ThinkuKnow (TUK) programme is managed by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and is part of its programme to reduce the harm caused by those individuals that seek to abuse children and young people through the misuse of technology. This research aimed to explore young people‘s understanding and awareness of messages from the CEOP TUK Internet safety programme, whilst also exploring young people‘s Internet use and risk taking behaviour.
Paper summarising the main findings of an interim evaluation of the Scottish Executive's Closing the Opportunity Gap (CtOG) social inclusion strategy.
The study assessed initial progress towards achieving CtOG aims, objectives and targets up to 2007. The research encompassed secondary analysis of CtOG monitoring data, survey analysis and interviews with key stakeholders.
In view of increasing interest in the application of Sen's capability approach to the evaluation of health care programmes, this paper reports on a project which aimed to develop a questionnaire to measure outcome within the capabilities framework, to be used in the evaluation of public health and social interventions.
A guide on measuring effectiveness of work with families, parents and children.
Resource containing a set of tools and resources to help partnerships concerned with the health of looked after children to carry out audits of services, formulate action plans and gather evidence of their progress.