This guidance, issued under section 10 of the Children Act 2004 and to which all local authorities and “relevant partners” must have regard, replaces the Statutory guidance on inter-agency cooperation to improve wellbeing of children: children’s trusts (2005) and the consultation document Children’s Trusts: statutory guidance on inter-agency cooperation to improve well-being of children, young people and their families published in April 2008.
This document provides an overview of how Prevent is responding to recent learning and research exercises into the local delivery of Prevent.
This paper was written in response to the Hearts and Minds Agenda Group recommendation that research is conducted into the experiences of children of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents. This paper presents a review of the findings from eight papers identified by experts in the field and an internal literature search. It should be noted that these identified papers were predominantly focused on lesbian and gay parenting and not on parents identifying as bisexual or transgender.
This report presents the findings of a national pilot which tested arrangements for an employer-led model of regulation and listing of healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in three NHS Scotland health boards.
Research concentrates on how falls in care homes might be prevented in an active way: in this, individualised falls/risk assessment forms an important part. But there is little agreement between studies on the interventions that work consistently well. The term "care homes" includes residential care homes, nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.
This website, run by the publishers SAGE, aims to provide support for "researchers, students and university teachers who are interested in learning more about anything to do with research methods". It covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches and tailors the resources available according to the needs of each type of user. The website lists journals, organisations, software, mailing lists, conferences and websites that may be of interest, as well as books.
The research examined the use of Section 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 and other routes through which local authorities assist statutorily homeless households in securing permanent accommodation from a Registered Social landlord (RSL).
Section 5 gives local authorities the power to require RSLs operating in their area to provide accommodation for homeless households.
The research has been undertaken by Craigforth for the Scottish Government and is to be used by the Government to inform their review of policy and guidance in this area.
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.
The third Evaluation Guide in the EIU Evaluation series, it outlines three broad types of evaluation design; observational/descriptive, before and after, and comparative. It briefly discusses research methods for each of these designs and give examples from the drugs field.
Scottish Ministers issued for consultation 23 proposals for the reform of children’s services and invited all those with an interest to let us know what they thought.
This report represents the plan implemented by the Scottish Government in order to reduce the bureaucracy that gets in the way of ensuring children are protected. Children must have their needs met and, where necessary, action must be taken to protect others from children’s behaviour.