Paper published in The Psychiatrist (2013) by Penumbra and University of Abertay.
This is an article from the New Yorker by Malcolm Gladwell that looks at innovation and creativity in the context of the development of computers and printers.
Weiss suggests 7 ways in which social science research is used in policy making.
This article covers some of the different approaches to policy evaluation. It considers some of the barriers to policy evaluation, the role of pilot studies, and what kinds of methods and evaluations may be most useful in a social policy context.
Shonkoff argues that Science, Policy and Practice are distinct cultures with their own approaches to research and evidence. However, since they have a common goal (in this case, improving interventions for children) we need to find creative ways of blending these cultures. He introduces the reader to the main differences between these cultures, and some of the challenges facing evidence-based approaches in this context.
This article provides a useful histoy, and discussion of the key debates surrounding, evidence-based approaches in a social service context.
Article that evaluates the effectiveness of current medical and psychological interventions for individuals at risk of sexually abusing children, both in known abusers and those at risk of abusing.
To evaluate the effectiveness and cost utility of a universally provided early years parenting programme.
Social enterprise, characterised by organisations enacting a hybrid mix of non-profit and for-profit characteristics, is increasingly regarded as an important component in the regeneration of areas affected by social and economic deprivation. In parallel there has been growing academic, practitioner and policy interest in 'social value' and 'social impact' within the broader 'social economy'.
Serious case reviews have repeatedly highlighted failures by social workers to effectively engage fathers or identify men who pose a risk to children. Judy Cooper investigates why men are being overlooked and how professionals can address this.