Resources selected by NHS Education for Scotland for inclusion in Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS).

SCIE research briefing 14: Helping parents with learning disabilities in their role as parents

This research briefing was published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence in February 2005. A SCIE research briefing is a summary of information on a particular topic to update practice at the health and social care interface. The topic of this briefing is parents with intellectual or learning disabilities and the support they may need to help them as parents.

Being a father to a child with disabilities: issues and what helps

This briefing focuses on fathers’ experiences of their child’s disability, impairment or chronic illness, and their resulting needs. Fathers of disabled children experience many of the same needs and concerns as mothers, but they do also have particular issues and needs. Fathers of disabled children are fathers first, and fathers of a disabled child second.

SCIE Report 04: Using systematic reviews to improve social care

The report examines the relevance of systematic reviews to the endeavour to promote better knowledge for better services. It considers some philosophical as well as technical or methodological issues, and makes some recommendations as to how an organisation such as SCIE can best use the range of initiatives, including the Campbell Collaboration, that are happening worldwide.