research methods

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.

Report providing a critical overview of developments in leadership theory in recent years and of its application through Scottish public sector leadership development training. It also aims to provide a stocktake of public sector leadership development provision with a view to helping inform conversations on the limitations of existing provision, how it might be improved and the challenges to leadership development posed by a difficult economic climate.

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.

Report reviewing the progress and achievements of the Mental Health and Well-being in Later Life Programme which aimed to identify and encourage factors which bring about healthy ageing. The programme consisted of three strands, namely research and dissemination of knowledge, capacity building and resource development.

This publication covers the review of published material which formed a part of the larger research undertaken by the University of Birmingham. The purpose of this research was to: review published material to determine the range of characteristics and definitions of challenging behaviour used by academic researchers and practitioners; survey a range of educational practitioners about their understanding of behaviour that presents challenges to settings, schools and colleges.

Report summarising the results of research conducted for the Department of Health into families' attitudes and behaviours towards diet and activity. This research aimed to enable work to promote healthy weight in children and families to be more effectively targeted and delivered.

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.

Report exploring the symptoms and effects of territorial behaviour among young people in disadvantaged areas of British cities and looking at the public policy implications of this issue.

Parliamentary briefing paper from the NTA providing information on the next steps for drug treatment in England and an update on the latest research available.