research and evaluation
This is one of a series of four ‘Sustaining Practice Learning’ reports commissioned by the Learning Resource Network on behalf of Skills for Care and the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC). The research was conducted with sixteen projects in which social work practice learning was innovative yet sustained over a period of at least two years. Most of the sites were 'non-traditional' in that there were no social work qualified staff working in the site.
Scottish Government publication that presents statistics on secure accommodation in Scotland including capacity, usage, costs, staffing and the young people admitted and discharged.
This publication reports on a study that investigated recent developments in the UK and Republic of Ireland in services for young people who have demonstrated sexually abusive behaviour. The authors carried out: a literature review; a survey of key experts; a study of structural and management issues in this area; a mapping survey; analysis of policy documents; a qualitative study of service user perspectives. Findings from each activity are discussed separately before being drawn together in the final chapter.
This report examines the establishment, operation and impacts of intensive family intervention projects operating in Scotland. The research was initiated mainly to evaluate the three ‘Breaking the Cycle’ (BtC) schemes funded by the Scottish Government as a two-year pilot programme running from 2006/07-2008/09. In addition to the BtC projects (in Falkirk, Perth and Kinross and South Lanarkshire) the research also encompassed the Dundee Families Project (set up in 1996) and the Aberdeen Families Project (established in 2005).
The report is an analysis of responses to a consultation on investment in affordable housing. The consultation proposed a series of changes in the way that affordable housing would be delivered, designed to promote a leaner, better value for money approach to the way that affordable housing is procured by the Scottish Government.
This report describes a project that sought to analyse and evaluate a particular academic course unit entitled 'Skills development and theorising practice', which ran in 2002-2003 as part of the old Diploma in Social Work. The aim was to gain a greater understanding of how student development could be facilitated in these key areas of practice.
Research report published by the research group in the Scottish Government Education Analytical Services Division, which provides an overview of strategic approaches to parenting support at local level, looking at strategic development within Community Health Partnerships and Local Authorities. It was published in conjunction with two other documents: Support and Services for Parents: A Review of Practice Development in Scotland and Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents.
The overall aims of the research were to examine the views and experiences of a representative sample of the adult Scottish population (reflecting age, gender, income, location, race and ethnic diversity) in relation to a spectrum of mental health-related issues; and to compare findings with other relevant survey data.
The Work-Based Learning for Education (WLE) Centre of Excellence aims to transform the current models of work-based learning to respond to the diversity of professional learning needs emerging in many areas. Its objectives are to build on innovative practice in teaching, learning and assessment through e-learning and digital video, and to incorporate the concepts of work experience and experiential learning and to develop new approaches in work-based learning: as work-related (taking place away from work) and work-located (taking place at work).
This learning object explains when a questionnaire is the appropriate research tool.