Resources

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New Routes Home

New Routes Home is a partnership of interested individuals and organisations across Scotland who campaign for the right of all people with…

The role of technology in rural social work

Is technology the answer for rural social work?  Jane Pye, Lecturer in Social Work at Lancaster University. explores the potential benefits of using…
Evidence summary that provides an overview of the literature around self-neglect.

Large scale investigations

An online learning resource

An online learning resource that explains the role of large scale investigations (LSIs) within the context of adult support and protection practices in Scotland.
This report provides a summary of the main areas covered in the Chief Social Work Officer Annual Reports, with a particular focus on the pandemic and a general overview of its effects on the social…
A resource that will help you support the participation of adults and carers throughout the Adult Support and Protection process.
Examines the experiences of parents who attend Child Protection Case Conferences.
Draws on research and policy, as well as practice experience to explore friendship, why it matters and how it can be better supported.

Care home research

An introduction for care home staff

A resource for care home staff to develop their understanding of what is involved in research in care homes.
A course that provides the tools and resources to help apply ethical principles to the planning and purchase of adult social care and support services. 
Evidence summary on the recommended approaches for developing alternative therapies to supporting young people with cancer and their families.

Foster carer recruitment

Research on better recruitment for a better fostering experience

Presents a model for organisations to use to recruit foster carers.