Paper dealing with the social evils of UK society as experienced by people whose voices are not usually heard. Workshops/discussion groups with lone parents, ex-offenders, unemployed and other vulnerable and socially excluded people were used to explore personal experiences of living and coping with social evils. Ideas for overcoming them suggest a combined individual and collective responsibility to take forward social change.
The GoWell Programme is a linked set of research, communication and learning activities which will run over a period of ten years. This document sets the framework within which these activities occur and aims to guide future participants who may become involved in GoWell.
A key part of the Government’s alcohol harm reduction strategy is to monitor changes in drinking habits over time and to identify what factors are potentially contributing to the rising levels of consumption. This study is a systematic review of research relevant to trends in alcohol consumption over the last 20 to 30 years in the UK.
Report of an evaluation of the extended flexible entitlement pathfinder which was introduced by the UK Government to maximise developmental benefits for children by providing extended access to free early years provision and to diminish childcare-related obstacles to employment faced by parents by providing more flexible delivery of free childcare provision across the private, voluntary and independent sectors.
Paper discussing the strengths and weaknesses in both short-term and long-term memory in Down syndrome and the implications of these for other aspects of cognitive development and underlying neural pathology.
Report assessing the performance of Sacro's Restorative Justice Diversion from Prosecution services. It identifies areas of service delivery which could be improved and asks what the key messages about the services are.
Paper arguing that more people with learning disabilities could become financially independent if banks (and support staff) had a clearer idea of what capacity really means.
Social Research Update is published quarterly by the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey and covers a wide range of articles related to Social Research.
Effective support for disabled parents is still rare, though many local authorities are beginning to recognise its importance. The National Family and Parenting Institute researched how supportive practice could be improved by talking to disabled parents and visiting four local authorities that are developing work in this area.
There are sets of rules (called National Minimum Standards) which say how children should be looked after in each main sort of social care service for children. There are standards for the different sorts of places where children might live away from their first home. They are used by inspectors from Ofsted when they visit to check that children are being looked after properly. Children and parents can also look at them to see what should and shouldn’t be happening in places where children are being looked after.