school social work

National study which is the latest in the series of Behaviour in Scottish Schools research projects and builds on previous research carried out in 2009 and 2006.

It was commissioned by the Scottish Government Education Analytical Services, on behalf of the Learning Directorate Support and Wellbeing Unit. The overall aim of the research was to provide a clear and robust picture of behaviour in publicly funded mainstream schools and of current policy and practice in relation to managing behaviour.

Attendance has been steadily improving in the last few years, but there were still 57 million days of school missed in 2009/2010. The evidence shows that children with poor attendance are unlikely to succeed academically and they are more likely not to be in education, employment or training (NEET) when they leave school.

This report examines the trends in school attendance, parental sanctions and effective school practice.

The aim of this report is to increase what is known about promoting good mental health and mental health inequalities. It focuses on the role of interventions based on the techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for preventing and reducing suicidality, depression and anxiety in young people. A further aim of the study is to use the systematic review as a case study to applying an ‘equity lens’ to a review topic, by building on work completed in an earlier systematic map and methodological review. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2009.

This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

Report that illustrates and evaluates the features of best practice in safeguarding, based on inspection evidence from the 19% of all maintained primary, secondary and special schools, residential special schools and pupil referral units inspected between September 2009 and July 2010 where safeguarding had been judged outstanding.

It also draws on a more detailed analysis and evaluation of safeguarding practice in a small sample of outstanding schools visited by Her Majesty’s Inspectors.

Report commissioned by Red Balloon Learner Centres and conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on an estimate of the number of young people of secondary school age (aged 11-15) absent from state school because of severe experiences of bullying.

Case study from Greenwich, London describing the setting up of health centres in schools and the positive impact these have had on issues such as teenage pregnancy and other health and well-being issues affecting young people. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in setting up similar centres.

This publication describes the new standards for school care accommodation services which have been developed from the point of view of children or young people who use the services.

The standards are grouped under headings that follow the child or young person's journey through the service.