Report that aims to address attitudes and positions that are often normalised and even ‘held dear’ within all of our communities and within our societies generally.
It sets out why we need a targeted and long-term approach to preventing VAWG drawing on the most cutting-edge evidence-base on the causal factors underlying violence and abuse.
Toolkit developed by the Institute of Public Care in response to an identified need from commissioners of adult social care and health services across the South West.
It is intended to help commissioners ensure that in a period of huge financial pressure that best use is being made of limited prevention and early intervention resources, and to enable commissioners to further contribute to the development of new and effective preventative services.
Paper which describes the rationale and philosophy behind the development of a blended learning course for allied health professionals working in the field of substance use prevention and the results of an evaluation of the pilot course.
The course teaches a range of information literacy skills in order to increase the participants’ knowledge of evidence-based practice and enable them to pursue an evidence-based approach in their professional work.
Review aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of the key characteristics of ‘what works’ in terms of early interventions to prevent or reduce youth crime or anti-social behaviour.
By drawing on evidence from the international literature, primarily the US where the evidence base is especially strong, it provides a critical evaluation of youth crime interventions in England, where the scientific evidence is less robust.
One in a series of research briefings about preventive care and support for adults. Prevention is broadly defined to include a wide range of services that: promote independence, prevent or delay the deterioration of well being resulting from ageing, illness or disability, and delay the need for more costly and intensive services.
Early intervention is often seen as anticipatory information and support delivered at the earliest stage of dementia, following diagnosis.
Prevention encompasses the range of interventions that prevent an increase in need that may tip an individual into a higher or more intensive level of service.
This SCIE resource explains this further and offers a greater understanding of the journey through dementia.
This project was commissioned by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in December 2009 with the aim of providing an insight into identity-based bullying of young people in schools and in the wider community, and examining the preventative and responsive strategies currently being used to address it in local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales.
This paper seeks to identify ‘10 high impact changes’ with regards to prevention in older people’s services. Such an approach builds on the work of the NHS Institute, who have published a series of guides on high impact changes in a range of areas including service improvement and delivery (NHSI,2004) and nursing and midwifery (NHSI, 2009).
In many ways, it is also more of a discussion paper, which reviews the emerging evidence, but which is very conscious of the limited nature of the evidence.
Preventing suicide at locations of concern forms an important part of a suicide prevention strategy. While the evidence base is slim, and for most of this guidance is no higher than Grade C according to the hierarchy of evidence set out by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), there are advantages to taking a consistent approach to reducing the risk of suicide at locations of concern.
In 2002, the Scottish Executive launched Choose Life, a ten year national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. The strategy includes a target to reduce suicide by 20% by 2013 and progress towards this target can be viewed in the statistics section of the website.
Choose Life sets out a framework to ensure that action is taken nationally and locally to build skills, develop training, improve knowledge and awareness of 'what works' to prevent suicide, and to encourage partnership working and improved co-ordination between services.