literature reviews

Intensive help for vulnerable people: applying case management models in the justice system

Research has suggested that people with multiple legal and social problems would benefit from 'case management', a structured process aimed at co-ordinating services and support on behalf of an individual. There is a lack of evidence of effectiveness of case management models in justice settings however case management has been used in other settings and lessons can be learned.

The risks of young people abusing sexually at home, in the community or both: a comparative study of 34 boys in Edinburgh with harmful sexual behaviour (Towards effective practice, paper 8)

Report of a study which sought to establish whether it is meaningful to think about sibling incest as a discrete type of adolescent sexual abuse and whether a boy who has abused his younger sibling might then also be considered a risk to the wider community and vice versa.

Systematic map report 3: The extent and impact of depression on BME older people and the acceptability, accessibility and effectiveness of social care provision

Systematic maps aim to describe the existing research literature on a broad topic area and also highlight any gaps. This systematic map includes research on the experience of depression in various BME older populations and the use of services in the UK.

Safeguarding Children from Emotional Abuse - What Works?

The objective of this review was to identify studies that evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to prevent child emotional abuse before it occurs and also to prevent its recurrence. It focuses on the parents or primary carers of children aged 0-19 years. There was limited evidence of the effectiveness of interventions in the treatment of emotional maltreatment.

Neglected adolescents: literature review (Research brief DCSF-RBX-09-04)

Literature review providing a summary of UK and international research on adolescent neglect and seeking to both draw out the implications for further developments on this topic and inform the preparation of guides for multi-disciplinary teams and for young people.

Health and the physical characteristics of urban neighbourhoods : a critical literature review

Review exploring the evidence relating to the effect of the urban physical environment at neighbourhood level on health and well-being, levels of physical activity and obesity. The aim was to find key studies published since 1990 and synthesise the main messages coming out of them.

Promoting the health of looked after children : a study to inform revision of the 2002 guidance (Research report DCSF-RR125)

Report of a study undertaken to provide an evidence base for assisting the UK Department for Children, Schools and Families and Department of Health's revision of the guidance on improving the health of looked after children.

Improving care in residential care homes : a literature review

Review examining the available research evidence to support improved care for older people in residential homes.

Reducing drug users' risk of overdose

Report of a research project which had two main aims, firstly to investigate how to increase the number of witnesses to drug overdose calling for help swiftly and, secondly, to find out what measures could be effective in preventing death from overdose while help is on the way.