case studies

What really happened?: child protection case management of infants with serious injuries and discrepant parental explanations

This paper reports on a study which examined child protection system assessment and case management of SIDEs (serious injury - discrepant explanation) in 38 families involving 45 seriously - or fatally injured children (0-2 years).

Young people : know your rights to fair treatment

Booklet featuring case studies of situations in which young people may find themselves unfairly treated and providing information on where they can seek help and advice.

Narrowing the Gap: final guidance year 1

Guidance for local authorities and Children's Trusts in England issued by Narrowing the Gap, a project working to narrow the gap in outcomes between vulnerable and excluded children and the rest. The guidance includes self-evaluation templates and case studies of good local practice.

Developing the use of online blended learning with adult literacies learners in Scotland : an overview of the E-learning Support Project, September 2008-March 2009

Report charting the progress of a project developed by Learning Connections to help literacies practitioners in Scotland incorporate online learning into their work with adult literacies learners. The report details some of the online resources developed as a result of the project.

Recruitment and mental health : a report

Report addressing the issue of people with mental health problems who are out of work. It considers what employers and government could do to make it easier to recruit people with mental health problems.

Refocusing drug-related law enforcement to address harms : full review report

Report presenting the findings of a study undertaken by the UK Drug Policy Commission which looked at how an explicit refocusing of drug law enforcement on the reduction of drug-related harms could bring about a real impact on the drug-related harms experienced by individuals and communities.

The missing ingredients: practice, policy and impact - food, health and homelessness in Scotland

Document exploring the relationship between food and homelessness and highlighting case studies of work going on to help homeless people gain better access to healthy, nutritious food.

Leading by example : making the NHS an exemplar employer of people with mental health problems

Booklet intended as an aid for NHS managers and others in offering employment opportunities for mental health service users and improving working lives and job retention for all staff in their workplace. It provides good practice examples of employing people with mental health problems and contains practical tools to help implement organisational change.

Fair play : a consultation on the Play Strategy

Consultation paper on the UK Government's proposals to increase and improve outdoor play facilities for children in England.

Independence, choice and risk : a guide to best practice in supported decision making

Good practice guide on supporting choice and decision making intended for all those involved in supporting adults using social care services in any setting in the public, independent or voluntary sectors.