In this training programme for the social care workforce you’ll find detailed information about solvent and volatile substance abuse, together with a range of materials that you will be able to download and refer to again and again. This site also contains audio interviews, videos, factsheets and in-depth training materials that you’ll be able to take away and use in the training of others.
Paper that forms part of Nesta’s ongoing work to explore the potential of greater preventative investment across different areas of our public services, from children’s services, social care, health, criminal justice, and beyond.
Paper that summarises the key issues and messages from a collective report of four case studies of inspiring practice presented at the Peer Review Seminar in Belfast. These case studies provided examples of practice from Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, Poland and Wales.
The Family Nurse Partnershhip (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. FNP is being tested in Scotland for the first time.
A first interim evaluation report and focuses on the intake and early pregnancy phases of the programmes implementation.
In recent years, significant national attention has been devoted to the more systematic identification and application of effective evidence-based services for families with additional needs.
Whilst recognising the importance of effective services, this briefing paper argues that having effective local systems to identify families who would benefit from additional support and to coordinate support from a range of agencies is at least as important.
Paper that reports the findings of a series of focus groups set up to explore public attitudes to youth crime.
The topics included the respondents‟ views of:
- the extent of crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the local community and the perceived causes of these
- restorative justice
- volunteering and the role of the community in preventing crime and in supporting youth justice.
Paper that explores how social housing providers can face up to the dual challenges of increased demand and fewer resources by doing what they do best – providing early, low level supports inan integrated fashion, to ensure resources go further and to generate greater cost savings for the NHS, social care and criminal justice systems.
Report that examines the challenges of reducing offending by drug addicts, what interventions are effective, and how effective drug interventions can be delivered.
Report that considers the evidence on cuts in budgets and services to prevent violence against women and girls. It collects together the data as to where the cuts have been falling drawn from around 20 published and previously unpublished sources.
Paper that sets out to quantify the costs to government associated with the loss of a home.
These costs can be aggregated and used to make the case for increased funding for preventative measures (so-called 'spend to save' arguments), for the creation of protocols and procedures to reduce the risk of problems leading to loss of home, and to estimate the savings which might arise from such arrangements, as well as to help assess the impact of policy changes.