literature reviews

This is a report on the Consultation on the Review of the No Secrets guidance. It is about safeguarding adults. It describes how the consultation took place and it analyses the responses received. It summarises the views of some 12,000 people. It does not include a government response.

Literature review providing a synthesis of the existing empirical evidence about the ways in which children and families signal their need for help, how these signals are recognised and responded to and asking whether response could be quicker.

This feasibility study sought to examine how best to conceptualise and evaluate how decision-making in children’s lives takes due account of their views, with particular attention to processes related to Part I of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the implications for compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

The literature review sought to identify relevant findings, evidence and discussion in the literature on GRT pupils and their parents, from 1997 onwards. The review draws on UK material with the inclusion of selected European sources. The findings of the review are summarised according to key themes, including: attitudes; expectations; aspirations; relationships; parental involvement; attendance and mobility; behaviour; achievement.

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh was commissioned by the Scottish Government Rural and Environment Analytical Services to identify and review literature related to social change in fishing communities in Scotland over the past fifteen years, with particular reference to the role of ‘fishing families’ and of inward and outward migration.

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.

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.

IRISS Podcast - Interview with Neil Lunt, a researcher and a lecturer from the University of York which is currently evaluating the initiative taken by Children First and Glasgow School Social Work to develop a practitioner research programme as part of the study he undertook a literature review on practitioner research and social services.

Report of a study into Children and Young People's Plans in England undertaken to identify the ways in which these plans may realistically make a difference to the life chances of children and young people and to explore emerging practice and issues around these plans.

Document updating SCIE's 2002 guidelines on the conduct of systematic reviews to reflect the need to be more exact about SCIE's expectations and the changing state of the art in systematic review methods.