interviews

Making a break : developing methods for measuring the impact of respite services

Report of a study which assessed the role of respite care for various groups including children with complex needs, adults with learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia sufferers and frail elderly people. It also identified the most appropriate outcome measures for use with these groups in the evaluation of respite care.

Engaging with fathers: men in the FGC process (Practitioner research)

Report of a practitioner research study investigating fathers' experiences of, and attitudes to, being involved in Family Group Conferencing.

Increasing participation : understanding young people who do not participate in education or training at 16 or 17

Report of a study which aimed to achieve a better understanding of young people not in education, employment or training at 16 and 17 through establishing a more detailed breakdown of the 'types' of young people in this category, the structural and personal issues they face and the probable routes into participation in learning for each of them.

Guide to user-led reviews : a supplement to the SAIF standards for disability information and advice provision in Scotland

Set of guidelines designed to help agencies get feedback from disabled people about the accessibility of their information services and measure how well they have implemented the SAIF standards.

Children and parents' experiences of recently improved play areas : qualitative research

Report of a research project which sought the views of parents and children on seven play areas across England which had been improved in order to understand the effects of play investment on children and parents' satisfaction with, and use of, play spaces.

Barriers to communication

Through a scenario this resource enables the user to explore the potential barriers to communication that can exist in their everyday work. This resource will allow the understanding of how the following factors that can inhibit, interrupt or confuse the communication between social workers and service users, carers and others: time available; territory (environment and context); role and task; professional identity and use of self.

It's my story : helping care experienced young people to give effective media interviews (SCIE guide 26)

Resource created for workers working with young people to help them make the most of contact with the media, local and national, when talking about their experiences in care.

Coping with coming off

Report of a research project which aimed to discover what happens when people try to come off psychiatric drugs by studying the effects of withdrawal and the factors which help people succeed.

Boarding school provision for vulnerable children: pathfinder evaluation

This is an evaluation report of the Boarding Provision for Vulnerable Children Pathfinder announced in the white paper 'Higher standards, better schools for all' (2005). The Pathfinder was intended to explore whether boarding school provision might be used to provide support, stability and improved life chances for a larger number of vulnerable children and young people. Ten local authorities and fifty boarding schools originally signed up to the Pathfinder.