research methods

The advice needs of young people - the evidence : key research evidence on young people's needs for advice on social welfare issues

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

Drug use, impaired driving and traffic accidents (EMCDDA insights 8)

Report presenting a comprehensive picture of the European situation on illicit drugs and medicines in relation to driving and summarising the studies which have been published on the subject since 1999.

The road to recovery: one year on

One year ago the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s first drugs strategy since devolution. Central to the strategy was a new approach to tackling problem drug use based firmly on the concept of recovery. The action set out in the strategy reflects that tackling drug use requires action across a broad range of areas. This progress report takes the same approach.

CLASP evaluation

Report of an evaluation of the Camelon, Larbert and Grangemouth Support to Parents (CLASP) Project which set out to discover any potential weaknesses in the service and make recommendations for improvement.

SCIE research briefing 9: Preventing teenage pregnancy in looked after children

The topic of this briefing is the prevention of pregnancy among a specific group: looked after children and young people, who usually live in foster homes, but may also be in residential placements or with family members. Research and policy literature currently focuses on the provision of appropriate and adequate sex and relationship education in conjunction with accessible contraceptive services as the means of reducing teenage pregnancy.

Experiences of the early implementation of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 : a cohort study

Report of a study which aimed to evaluate the implementation of the MHCT Act through an in-depth exploration of the experiences and perceptions of service users, carers and different health and social care professionals and advocacy workers, and a consideration of stakeholders' views in light of those expressed before implementation of the Act.

Secure accommodation statistics 2006-07

Scottish Government publication that presents statistics on secure accommodation in Scotland including capacity, usage, costs, staffing and the young people admitted and discharged.

Future Scots : pre five services for asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow

Study looking at the types of child care available to asylum seekers and refugees across the spectrum of communal provision with a view to noting the attitudes of asylum seeker families towards pre-five provision, identifying restrictions in accessing pre-five services, establishing whether there are identifiable gaps in provision and determining if the service meets the needs of asylum seeker families.

Langlees Family Centre evaluation

Study reviewing the services offered by the Langlees Family Centre in Falkirk with the aim of evaluating parenting support services and identifying examples of good practice to inform future staff training and practice development.

Parents with learning disabilities - the lived experience : a study for Equal Say, Glasgow

Report of a study which aimed to establish the likely demand for advocacy services to support parents with a learning disability living in the community, demonstrate the lived experiences of parents with a learning disability and report examples of good practice in supporting parents with a learning disability.