statistical methods

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.

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.

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

This paper describes the system by which the Registrar General for Scotland collects information on drug-related deaths in Scotland and presents selected statistical information covering the period 1996 to 2001.

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.

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.

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.

Report that sets out significant data collated by Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) in relation to allegations of abuse against adults. It examines the key findings for the year ended 31 March 2008, providing an analysis of the information and a description of trends, concerns and achievements. It then considers what the data says about the state of adult protection services in Wales.