Podcast of a talk by Robin Sen from the Glasgow School of Social Work on the subject of managing contact for children outside of parental care, and the challenges and possibilities involved.
Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is the national non-government drugs policy and information agency working in partnership with others to co-ordinate effective responses to drug use in Scotland. SDF aims to support and represent, at both local and national levels, a wide range of interests, promoting collaborative, evidence-based responses to drug use.
This literature review examines the evidence relating to people with dementia living in extra care housing, commissioned by the Housing and Dementia Research Consortium (HDRC) in November 2008. Key aims were to identify recent literature with a focus on evidence relating to the following: design and use of the built environment; facilities, furnishings and equipment; care, support and therapeutic services; organisation and management; outcomes in relation to health, wellbeing, policy and cost.
This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes a segment on evidence based research. The government has been strongly committed to evidence-based policy and practice. It wants to use evidence of what works to inform and drive ambitious and innovative social programmes. Issues surrounding how evidence-based research is used and whether policy is based on evidence or informed by it.
Paper providing a set of key performance indicators to help local mental health and employment services to monitor employment outcomes and identify development priorities for people in contact with specialist mental health services. The indicators were developed after consultation with a group of stakeholders and tested across 17 sites with NHS and voluntary sector providers and local commissioners.
This resource is the website for the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health (CEBMH). It aims to promote and support the teaching and practice of evidence based mental healthcare.
Podcast from the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar, 5 June 2008. Professor Joan Orme discusses the importance of research in practice for social work development.
A presentation on how to build an international network for education and training in harm reduction strategies and approaches; plans for preparing an evidence-based curriculum.
This site outlines the strategic initiative to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.
This report draws on a systematic review of published evidence to provide lessons on empowerment for policy makers and practitioners. It aims to enable the development of workable activities for empowerment underpinned by a sound evidence base. It focuses on six key mechanisms that facilitate empowerment: asset transfer; citizen governance; electronic participation; participatory budgeting; petitions; redress.