research methods

The arrest and detention of children subject to immigration control : a report following the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre

Report presenting the findings of the Children's Commissioner for England's visit to Yarl's Wood in 2008 and considering the detention of children there in the light of the UK Government's obligations under Article 37 of the UNCRC. It looks particularly at the effect of detention on children's mental and physical health.

The support needs of children and young people who have to move home because of domestic abuse : research report

Report of a study which explored the experiences of children and young people compelled to leave homes where domestic abuse has occurred and move to alternative housing. It records their views of the services and support they received and what other services they would have liked.

The role of safeguarders in Scotland

Safeguarders are persons who may be appointed by children’s hearings or sheriffs when they think this is required to safeguard the interests of the child in the proceedings. Their role is to provide support and advice for the proceedings.

The aim of this study is to describe and evaluate the current use and operation of safeguarders in Scotland.

Service needs and delivery following the onset of caring amongst children and young adults: evidenced based review

This report looks at the service needs of people in rural areas following major life events spending time talking to rural service users to find out about their experiences. This work takes a practical and positive approach, looking for solutions to providing fair access to services for rural communities. This study provides an overview, synthesis and analysis of research and other evidence on ‘young carers’ and ‘young adult carers’ in the UK.

MATCH Workshop : "Including stakeholders in the design of home care technology"

Report of the proceedings of a workshop the purpose of which was to explore the benefits and advantages of including a variety of stakeholders in the design of home care technology and show how this technology can enhance health and social care delivery at home.

Number and arithmetic skills in children with Down syndrome

Paper reviewing studies of arithmetic development in typically developing children and children with Down syndrome and concluding that further studies using larger samples of children with Down syndrome are required.

The educational attainment of looked after children: local authority pilot projects - final research report

Report describing the outcome of pilot projects aimed at improving the educational attainment of looked after children who have a tendency to do less well in terms of educational attainment than other young people.

Narrowing the gap in outcomes for children from the most excluded families through inclusive practice in early years settings

Report of a research study conducted to assess the impact of inclusive practice on narrowing the gap in outcomes for health, safety, attainment, participation and economic well-being for children from excluded families.

Changes in offending following prescribing treatment for drug misuse

This study match information from the Police National Computer with the NTA’s National Drug Treatment Monitoring System database. Researchers looked at a sample of opiate and crack users who had recently offended but had not been jailed, and had started drug treatment in the community. They found, as well, that offences typically committed by drug addicts, such as theft, fell by almost half when they were in treatment programmes.