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.
This pamphlet on commissioning research brings together papers from two Research in Practice seminars. Its central message is that research commissioned by child care agencies, including service evaluations, can bring clarity to children and family work provided certain considerations are borne in mind when planning and conducting studies and using the results. They include holding a sharp focus on the questions to be explored, choosing sympathetic, responsive researchers and having the skills to manage the contract.
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.
Implementation guide that shows what needs to be done by people at every level across all agencies and sectors to bring about the changes that are necessary to implement 'Getting it Right for Every Child'.
It identifies essential culture, systems and practice changes and sets out what different people in organisations need to do to progress this agenda successfully. I
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.
This report sets out a framework for the assessment of children in need and their families involving cooperation from all agencies who have a role in protecting children in society.
The government's expectations of how this framework will be used are also laid out. The guidance has been produced primarily for the use of professionals and other staff who will be involved in undertaking assessments of children in need and their families under the Children Act 1989.
This workbook sets out to show how social care governance is made up of many of social care’s core activities, familiar to practitioners. It puts social care governance into direct practice by taking a team audit approach. This helps teams reflect on and evaluate their practice, using the knowledge SCIE has gathered, to make improvements. The audit framework helps the wider organisation to learn from practice.
This document sets out the rationale for integrated care and its wider context. It provides definitions and concepts of integrated care and its key elements: accessibility, assessment, planning and delivery of care, information sharing, monitoring and evaluation. Evidence is also provided from research literature, focus groups and consultation on the key issues that influence effective practice in integrated care. Key principles and elements of effective practice drawn from the evidence are also explained.
In 2001 the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) commissioned Professor Colwyn Trevarthen and a team of colleagues to review the research evidence on the development of children from birth to three years old, and to consider the implications of that evidence for the provision of care outwith the home.