statistical methods

Drug misuse declared : findings from the 2008/09 British Crime Survey : England and Wales (Home Office statistical bulletin)

Bulletin reporting on the prevalence and trends of illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds (with a particular emphasis on young people aged 16 to 24) resident in households in England and Wales.

Comparisons of health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with other regional areas in Europe

Report presenting the findings of research which aimed to deepen understanding of Greater Glasgow's health relative to that of regional areas in other countries by comparing health-related behaviours and health measures in Greater Glasgow with those of different European regions. The regions compared were in England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

Poverty is...

This learning object introduces you to definitions of poverty and social exclusion, key facts and figures about poverty and its effects in the UK. After thinking about meanings of poverty and social exclusion in the Introduction, you will have the chance to do a Quiz which is based on government figures on child poverty from 2004 to 2005 (because of the complexity of the data collection process these are the most recent available). This learning object also includes a series of video interviews with services users.

World drug report 2009

Report containing comprehensive information on the illicit drug situation including detailed estimates and trends on production, trafficking and consumption in the heroin, cocaine, cannabis and stimulants markets. It also details trends in drug use among young people and discusses the black market in drugs and what the international community can do to tackle it.

Reoffending of juveniles : results from the 2006 cohort, England and Wales

Report detailing results on reoffending - frequency, severity, actual and predicted - for juveniles (10-17yrs) released from custody or commencing a non-custodial court disposal or an out-of-court disposal in the first quarters of 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.

Drug misuse statistics Scotland 2008

Annual publication bringing together the latest available information from a range of national data sources pertaining to drug misuse.

Briefing on national statistics - Jess Alexander, Iain McLeod

Podcast of a talk by Jess Alexander (SSSC) and Iain Mcleod (Glasgow University) given at "Widening participation in social work education - taking stock and looking forward", University of the West of Scotland, Hamilton Campus, 30/09/2009.

Mental health of Irish-born people in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. In recent years there has been growing concern within the Irish community, Mind and other agencies and professionals working in the mental health field about the mental health of Irish people in Britain. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health of the Irish community is negatively affected by many factors, including racism.

Parent power

Report surveying the state of the school education system in Scotland and advocating greater power for parents and autonomy for schools as a means of improving standards in school education.